Farmers

Farmers in the loss margin: If they stop, we're all gone

A study conducted by Transparency International Rwanda (TI-RW) on 600 participants from Nyanza and Kayonza districts, shows that low prices and unfriendly value chain cripple smallholder farmers. Only a few are invited to assist at the validation processes of price regulation set by...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:43pm

Transparency International wants farmers consulted in price setting

A study conducted by Transparency International Rwanda (TI-RW) on 600 participants from Nyanza and Kayonza districts, shows that low prices and unfriendly value chain cripple smallholder farmers. Only a few are invited to assist at the validation processes of price regulation set by external...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:18am

Liberal Party pledges special guarantee fund for farmers

Members of Liberal Party (PL) have said that once elected majority party in parliament, they will ensure the establishment of an agricultural bank and a special guarantee fund to cushion farmers against the different challenges the sector faces. The pledge was made on Wednesday during the party...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:35am

Local farmers lose 30% in post-harvest processes

Rwanda Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has urged vegetable and fruits farmers to adopt the use of modern farming techniques and technologies for reducing post-harvest losses. The call is founded on post-harvest loss assessment of different crops such as tomatoes, pepper, bananas,...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:47am

Fish farmers decry lack of quality, affordable fish feeds

Fish farmers across the country have raised concerns over lack of quality and affordable feed which they say is affecting fish productivity in the country. Fish production stood at about 29, 000 tonnes last year with the target to reach over 31,600 tonnes this year, according to officials from the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:59pm

Young innovators develop solar-powered technology to manage farming remotely

Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators. The technology uses solar-fueled sensors and irrigation to collect data on soil...

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:21am

Financial equality for Africa’s women farmers

Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the world’s most gender-unequal regions, a place where perceptions, attitudes, and traditional roles conspire to limit women’s access to healthcare, education, and economic resources. To overcome these obstacles, women need greater access to financial...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:51am

Listening to Africa’s future farmers

NAIROBI – Africa is in the midst of a youth employment crisis. By 2035, some 350 million new jobs will be needed, and agriculture, the continent’s biggest industry, could provide the bulk of them. But at the moment, young Africans are shunning life on the farm for work in the city. If...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:42am

Crops worth Rwf4bn destroyed by heavy rains

Farmers in various parts of the country are worried after the heavy rains that have ravaged the country for the past months, submerged crops on thousands of hectares. With over 13,000 farmers, UCORIBU, a union of rice farmers’ co-operatives operating in Gisagara, Huye and Nyanza districts,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:20am

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