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 […]

Nyagatare: Diary farmers to increase milk production

Charles Mushayija, the outgoing chairman of dairy farmers’ cooperative in Nyagatare district asked the new committee to increase the quality and quantity of milk during their term of office. This was said on 21st January 2015 during the event to elect new committee members of the dairy farmers’ cooperative in Nyagatare district. In his speech, […]

Gatsibo: Residents commend Girinka program

  Girinka beneficiaries in Mugera cell, Gatsibo sector of Gatsibo district commended the program for improving their social conditions. Beneficiaries revealed this to this website on January 20, shortly after they distributed heifers to other girinka beneficiaries in Gatsibo sector. Some beneficiaries testified that Girinka program is a dream come true to them because they […]

Girinka program: A single cow that changed a life

Jeretiride Mukakarara, a resident of Bunyogombe cell, Ruhango sector in Ruhango district. Her whole life changed after receiving a cow. This cow provides her with food, a source of income, and fertilizer for her fields. She commends girinka, a home grown initiative geared at poverty reduction and particularly through fighting malnutrition over improving her livelihood. […]

Nyagatare admits 35 more residents in Girinka program

Joy Tumuhirwe, a resident and widow from Kiyombe sector has experi­enced a rapid transformation in her life, thanks to a single cow donated under Girinka pro­gram. The program that was initi­ated to help vulnerable families become self-sufficient in milk has surpassed its objectives to become a major source of in­come for beneficiaries. For Tumuhirwe, the […]