Farmers in Eastern province of Rwanda are to take care of their farms by fencing them to boost the production especially in animal husbandry says Odette Uwamariya the governor of Eastern Province.
Governor Uwamariya said this after the dialogue that was directed by Stanislas Kamanzi the ministry of Natural Resources with the workers of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) had with farmers in Eastern Province.
The dialogue was meant to explain the farmers new rules that guide the land meant for animal husbandry and to advise them on ways to promote and boost their farming.
Farmers are usually confused with the kind of tools that should be used to fence their farms with some saying only barbed wires are to be used and others saying barbed wires are too expensive for their use.
Minister Kamanzi explained these farmers’ confusion by saying that farmers are free to use either traditional trees or barbed wires that are available for their use as long as their farms are fenced.
The governor went on to say that every person that was given land is entitled to use that land in exactly the role it was given up for; this was said after many people who were given land for cattle farming are using it for crop husbandry which is not accepted.