Nyabihu: Irregularities cited in Girinka scheme

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

The new committee swear 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 give off springs to other program beneficiaries to fight poverty

  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

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

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 […]

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 […]