Nyabihu: Farmers challenged to boost livestock farming

farmers challenged to boost livestock farming

  Livestock farmers in Nyabihu district have been challenged to boost their efforts to increase their income capacity from livestock by agricultural official. The district livestock officer, Eugene Shingiro, pointed out that the livestock sub-sector in the district has a great potential to generate wealth to farmers if properly livestock farming practices are applied. Speaking […]

Rwandan women in France boost One-cow-per family programme

Rwandan Woman bonds with a cow she recieved under the One-Cow-Per Family initiative

An Association of Rwandan women living in France and their friends have donated five hybrid cows to Rwanda’s One-cow-per family program. The One-cow-per family initiative seeks to provide every Rwanda poor family with a cow, to improve their household income and nutrition. Francis Rutayisire representingAssociation des Femmes Solidaires de Saint Malo made the pledge during the […]

Turkish investors eye $5M poultry project

Turkish investors eye $5M poultry project

Turkish  investors are planning to  invest  $ 5 million  in the  country  poultry  subsector,  a move that is  likely to  increase its contribution to the  total revenues accrued  from the agricultural sector. The   investment that  is  still under the negotiation with the government on the way  forward  will l see the establishment of parental chicks […]

Poultry and value chains project launched

Poultry and value chains project launched

The Government of Rwanda and Food and Agriculture Organizatio (FAO) have jointly launched a project to fight malnutrition and rural poverty, through increasing decent employment in the agricultural sector and improving the local poultry value chain. The project worth 800,000 U.S. dollars was launched on 19 November 2014  in Kigali, Rwanda, is financed by Africa […]

Nyamasheke: dairy farmers decry lack of official milk market

dairy farmers decry lack of official milk market

Dairy farmers in Karengera sector in Nyamasheke district are expressing deep concern over lack of milk markets in the district which they say poses a threat to the future of dairy fairy farming. This comes after some farmers in Karengera sector decried lack of market despite of high milk production. Farmers revealed that lack of […]

Huye: Girinka program changing lives

Girinka program changing lives

Residents of Rusatira and Kinazi sectors in Huye district who benefited from the One Cow per Household Program (‘Girinka’ program) have said that their lives have improved in comparison. The beneficiaries confess living standards are much better compared to the past when they used to face challenges of poor feeding. Apart from this, the establishment […]

Ruhango thrives in Girinka program

Ruhango thrives in Girinka program

With Girinka program thriving and changing lives of countless Rwandans both socially and economically, more 6195 families have benefited from the program. Ruhango district pledges to keep promoting Girinka program through giving cows to the vulnerable and poor families in the 2014-2015 financial year. Epimake Twagirimana; the vice mayor for economic affairs in Ruhango district […]

Nyamasheke: Fishermen tipped on saving culture

Nyamasheke: Fishermen tipped on saving culture

Fishermen in Nyamasheke district were urged to always save and get money to use for every period Lake Kivu is closed for purposes of preserving and increase fish production. “Residents should embrace saving culture, so that they have money to provide for their families when not fishing; their only source of income stops for two […]

Ngororero: Health advisors to start pig rearing

Ngororero: Health advisors to start pig rearing

One way that community health workers improve their lives is through working in cooperatives and finding other ways to diversify what is produced in their area. More and different crops and livestock, particularly local varieties and breeds are being promoted. One option stands out though –pig rearing. In Gatumba sector of Ngororero district, the Twiheshe […]

Gakenke: Community health workers to start poultry farming

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 After having a study tour in Gakenke district, the members of Ibyiringiro by’ubuzima, a cooperative of community health workers from Shyira sector of Nyabihu district committed to start poultry farming in their home district. Given the experience cooperative members acquired from the tour, Simon Hakizimana, the president of the cooperative explained that they chose to […]