Gatsibo: Pig farming improving livelihoods

A piglet is sold at Rwf6000

Members of Twitezimbere, a cooperative for pig farmers in Gatsibo sector of Gatsibo district revealed that pig farming led them to sustainable development. Pig farmers explain that they started with six piglets in December 2015 but after six months they have 25 pigs and 18 piglets, bringing the number to 43. Cassien Mbarushimana, president of […]

Fishermen told to be active in maritime security

m_Fishermen told to be active in maritime security

Fishermen operating in Lake Kivu have been urged to take internal measures and partner with police to ensure‎ security in the lake. Inspector of Police (IP) Alexis Bukuru from the Rwanda National Police (RNP) marine unit‎ made the call on March 31 while meeting about 80 fishermen from Karongi District. IP Bukuru noted that although cases related […]

Kigali launches Agricultural Advisory Services Forum

Kigali launches Agricultural Advisory Services Forum

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in collaboration with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) has officially launched the national forum for Agricultural Advisory Services in Rwanda. The forum will improve agricultural communication and knowledge management, sharing and networking among agricultural extension service providers in Rwanda. The country forum, launched on […]

Gatsibo: Dairy farmers urged to increase production

Gatsibo: Dairy farmers urged to increase production

Cattle keepers in Gatsibo district are called upon to embrace modern methods to increase dairy products especially milk. The call was made by LAND O’LAKES, a nonprofit organization that aims at transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships during the meeting on 16th February 2016. The meeting gathered cattle keepers and milk sellers […]

Ngoma: Fishermen face low yields

Ngoma: Fishermen face low yields

Members of KOPEDUSA, a cooperative for fishermen at Lake Sake in Ngoma district revealed that fish yields reduced, saying fish production dropped from 150 kgs in 3days to less than 20 kgs. One of fishermen, Theogene Niringiyimana revealed that fish yields reduced so much that some fishermen go back home empty handed. “We used to […]

Gatsibo: Cattle keepers decry limited veterinary services

Gatsibo: Cattle keepers decry limited veterinary services

Cattle keepers that graze cows near Akagera National Park in Rwimbogo sector in Gatsibo district said that lack of veterinarians brings loss of their cattle. Cattle farmers revealed this on 7th January 2016, saying they have been with this problem for several months and lost some cattle to cow diseases. One cattle keeper, Eustache Munyandinda […]

Gakenke village celebrate series of success

Despite different needs and unrealized projects, residents of Gakenke district are proud of what they have achieved so far

Local authorities together with residents of Gakenke district celebrated numerous achievements that were successfully attained last year. They include fighting poverty and infrastructures such as electricity, health centres and roads among others. According to Leonidas Nkunzurwanda, a resident of Nemba sector, a lot of projects were implemented in 2015. “We were encouraged to relocate from […]

Nyamagabe milk collection center improving lives

Nyamagabe milk collection center improving lives

Jane Mukandahiro used to consider dairy farming an inadequate way to earn a living. No matter how hard they tried, Mukandahiro and her husband couldn’t turn a sustainable profit with their herd of indigenous cattle. Traditional breeds often produce as little as one gallon per cow per day, and the high cost of feed prohibits […]

Musheri: Cattle keepers to get water

Drinking areas are built near water points to help farmers water cows

After several months without water in farms, China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) is set to distribute water to cattle keepers in Musheri sector in Nyagatare district. CGC has distributed water in the farms of Rwempasha and Tabagwe sectors and Kijojo cell in Musheri sector and another cell in Rwmiyaga sector. Robert Gatoto, a farmer from Musheri […]

Rwanda Constitution Referendum: A Path to Sustainable Development

Members of the public react during the debate on term limits in Parliament.

Rwanda leadership decision to give power to Rwandans to determine the destiny of their country’s politics is plausible. Putting Rwandans interests at the fore front to guide domestic growth bring opportunities and potentials to them. Failures to let citizens decide their destiny by political elites have costed many countries heavily. The leadership that is citizen […]