Matimba: Cattle farmers commend improved cattle breeds for increasing milk production

Matimba: Cattle farmers commend improved cattle breeds for increasing milk production

  Members of “Matimba Tworore Kijyambere” cooperative for Cattle keepers in Matimba sector in Nyagatare district commended improved cattle breeds over increasing milk production. This comes after farmers embraced rearing few cattle with high milk production in addition to storing fodder to feed the cattle in dry season. One farmer Charles Mushayija, resident of Matimba […]

Modern bee-keeping revolutionises Gicumbi

Bee keepers seeing and learning about the use of modern bee hives

In Rwanda, modern day bee-keeping helps provide citizens with a way out of poverty and ensures an improved environment as well as a better quality of honey. Bee keepers in Gicumbi will no longer meet bee-keepers risking their lives crawling towards the treetops in search for those golden drops of honey. The local bee-keepers have […]

Gicumbi: Milk collection centres strengthen quality product

Gicumbi: Milk collection centres strengthen quality product

IAKIB milk collection centre To improve the quality of milk, collection centres have resorted to testing the milk before buying from farmers for quality assurance. This was revealed on May 30after it was found out that some milk sellers dilute it for more profit. Alice Asiimwe, worker at Giramata diary centre in Gicumbi district asserted […]

Nyamagabe: Residents decry livestock theft

Nyamagabe

Residents of Nyamagabe district ranked livestock theft as one of the top crimes, blaming it on the low turn up for night patrols in the area. This was revealed on May 12, during the general security meeting in Nyamagabe district. Philbert Mugisha, mayor of Nyamagabe district revealed that night patrols sometimes do not yield when […]

Mystery disease killing Nyagatare pigs

The pigs look slim and malnourished as a result of this disease

Veterinarians, health officials and pig farmers are alarmed by the mysterious recent deaths of nine inMirama village in Nyagatare sector. Some experts suspect the pigs may have died a few days after exposure to a virus that’s normally found in pigs. “We do not have an idea on this disease killing the pigs but we […]

Financial challenges, mindset haunting fisheries

Financial challenges, mindset haunting fisheries

After the establishing of two Regional Fishery Products Promotion Centers in Rwamagana and Musanze, fish production was expected to increase in the country but dwindled since 2012. “The mindset of fishermen is still rigid, their appreciation of the ecosystems is rudimentary and continuous course of sensitizing them is in place,” says Nzamwita Jean Paul an […]

Urwiru Cooperative: Empowering rural women through modern bee keeping practices

Urwiru Cooperative: Empowering rural women through modern bee keeping practices

For women smallholder farmers in Rusenge sector of Nyaruguru district, beekeeping is real opportunity. Honey is nutritious food and can be sold for profit. Women bee keepers of Urwiru Cooperative were called upon to embrace bee keeping like any other income generating project. Donatile Uwera, cooperative member revealed that she ventured in bee keeping because […]

Gisagara: Community kraals improving livestock health

Gisagara: Community kraals improving livestock health

Residents in Gishubi sector of Gisagara District revealed that community zero grazing increased security of livestock, making it easy to feed them and access veterinary services. The community kraal is located in Kivugiza village, Gabiro cell, Gishubi sector in Gisagara district. Residents that zero graze cows in the community kraal said that it has reduced […]

Rusizi: Hanga Umurimo programme fighting unemployment

Fishermen in Rusizi district commended the Hanga Umurimo programme, saying it has helped reduce unemployment amongst the youth and eradicating poverty within communities Fishermen at Lake Kivu says that the programme has been instrumental in stimulating new innovative business ideas, lives has been transformed a group of young men and women ventured into Limnothrissa miodon […]

Nyabihu: Irregularities cited in Girinka scheme

Following the recent visit of members of parliament across the country they unearthed that many of the cows under Girinka program were not given to intended beneficiaries. “We noticed some loopholes of corruption in the distribution of cows some others were given to rich people” revealed Deputy Uwacu Julienne. She noted that they made some […]