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Rwanda : Cassava and sweet potatoes flour, Rwanda’s favorite source for cakes and biscuits

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Rwanda : Cassava and sweet potatoes flour, Rwanda’s favorite source for cakes and biscuits

The flour of cassava and sweet potatoes can be used in making cakes and other foods made from wheat flour like biscuits and cookies, this research was done by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) Rubona Branch as Christine Mukantwari one of the researchers in this center explained. In 2003, people harvested many sweet potatoes and failed […]

Rwanda | Nyamasheke: Residents hold meeting preparing for next Agricultural season

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Rwanda | Nyamasheke: Residents hold meeting preparing for next Agricultural season

On this Friday the 24th.Aug.2012, the sectors Agronomists and in charge of environment, entrepreneurs that prepare seedlings and those for development in different cells had a meeting with their counterparts from district levels to discuss work and progressive responsibilities in the coming season Ananie Niyibeshaho the development actions personnel in Nyamasheke district who headed this […]

Rwanda | Ngororero: agriculture advisors to improve the district’s production

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Rwanda | Ngororero: agriculture advisors to improve the district’s production

About 200 agriculture advisors from all villages in Gatumba, Muhororo and Ngororero sectors in Ngororero district were trained by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) on the act of being advisors in their villages so as to develop agriculture in this district. Jeannine Uwumuremyi the director of RAB in the Western province of Rwanda and the objective […]

Rwanda: Farmers asked to mix trees and crops

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Rwanda: Farmers asked to mix trees and crops

Farmers are asked to plant trees with crops because there are a lot of activities to be done on a small land. Agronomist Jean Chrisostome Nzeyimana in charge of agriculture in Gicumbi district confirmed human beings need forests yet land is small compared to land yields. “Mixing trees with crops might reduce on the problem […]

Rwanda | Nyamasheke: Local authorities and residents prepare for land consolidation

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Rwanda | Nyamasheke: Local authorities and residents prepare for land consolidation

  This was resolved during the meeting that gathered Ruharambuga sector residents and Nyamasheke district authorities on August 14th 2012. Mayor Habyarimana said: “Residents and leaders in charge of cell development have to prepare the land and the crops to grow before farmers start their activities.” The district official asked residents should choose and grow […]

Rwanda | Nyabihu: Land Use Consolidation participants number increases

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Rwanda | Nyabihu: Land Use Consolidation participants number increases

 One of the agreements  upon professional farming namely Land use consolidation, needs famers to grow one type of crop in the same area for fighting soil erosion as in making ridges, agro forestry and making terraces and others.   In Nyabihu district, after making terraces in mountains of Gishwati forests to fight soil erosion, maintaining […]

Rwanda :  Farmers trained to make seedbeds for plums and passion fruits

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Rwanda : Farmers trained to make seedbeds for plums and passion fruits

Nyabihu District farmers have been asked to take good care of modern plums seeds in order to get higher yields, use seedbeds and achieve social and economic development.    According to the learning guides by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), plums grow better in cold places and medium rain between 1200-3000mm throughout the year and 3000 […]

Rwanda | Ngororero:  Huge losses in maize harvest worry farmers

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Rwanda | Ngororero: Huge losses in maize harvest worry farmers

Maize growers say they have experienced a huge loss in this season and do not have what to keep in stores they were provided with. Though the season is almost over and most of the farmers have already harvested, in some places like Hindiro sector, they are not yet to harvest as they planted last. […]

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Rwanda | Kirehe: Residents to grow Jatropha plant

In order to promote the economy of the district, Kirehe residents have started growing diesel producing Jatropha tree. According to Eric Kabagema, head of IRST (Institute of Scientific and Technological Research) in Eastern Province, Jatropha tree is easy to grow and it adds nitrogen in the soil. In addition, Jatropha tree cannot be eaten by […]

Rwanda : Mushrooms should be encouraged in Rwanda, farmers told

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Rwanda : Mushrooms should be encouraged in Rwanda, farmers told

Mushrooms are grown on a small area and are very productive and they have a stable market and mushrooms can be an answer to end poverty in Rwandan societies if those with small lands can grow them. Etienne Nzamwita who is in charge of sensitizing people to grow mushrooms in Good Mushroom in Gacurabwenge sector […]

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