We need passionate farmers to unleash agric potential

Let’s keep infusing, through our respective practical concrete examples, the spirit of ‘trying to fail’. The soil of Rwanda is really a blessing. Contrary to ‘poverty mongers’, every single clod of Rwandan earth, in all its agri-ecological zones, can yield so much of any crop. Provided one relate to it with passion, exact knowledge, and dedication.

Editor,

RE: “How Huye businessman is reaping millions from growing grapes, making juice” (The New Times, June 20).

 

Let’s keep infusing, through our respective practical concrete examples, the spirit of ‘trying to fail’. The soil of Rwanda is really a blessing. Contrary to ‘poverty mongers’, every single clod of Rwandan earth, in all its agri-ecological zones, can yield so much of any crop. Provided one relate to it with passion, exact knowledge, and dedication.

 

With such an attitude and action, no doubt so many millions of Rwandans can be easily well fed, housed, clothed, etc., now and in future

 

As regards to diverse and inevitable challenges, appropriate responses should come from expert teams purposely planned for and staffed by our policymakers.

For instance, I repeat, here in Rwanda we badly need a university level training of engineers and industrial designers who would, as an example among many, specialise and come up with innovative and appropriate packaging materials for various “Made-in-Rwanda” agri-products.

Hopefully, soon we’ll be many of us reaching our respective goals, as individuals first, and then collectively as a whole nation.

Francois-X. Nziyonsenga

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