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  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Agriculture to head discussion list at ATF Kigali event Kigali, Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2016/03/04 At the same time as Africa’s top economists, policymakers, business leaders, and development practitioners gather in Kigali in March for the initial African Transformation Forum (ATF) one of the major discussion topics will be how to use agriculture as a base for the continent’s economic transformation. The ATF, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on March 14-15 is organized by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Government of Rwanda.
  • Why the 'Green Revolution' Is Making Farmers Poorer in Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2016/02/21 A major strategy to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa is through modernisation of agricultural production. The "Green Revolution" policies being implemented promote modern seed varieties and inputs to boost production of marketable crops. This is meant to raise farmers' incomes, develop their nations' economies and, by doing so, combat hunger and poverty. In the 1960s and 1970s similar strategies helped a lot of farmers and transformed economies in Asian nations. Similar attempts yielded poor results in Africa. However, a new wave of Green Revolutions is being implemented across the region. These are justified by governments and donors as an essential response to rising people, limited land and a need for increase to fuel additional general development.
  • Rwanda' Farmers Should Seize Opportunity for Available Soya Marke

    RWANDA, 2015/02/12 This newspaper reported last week that Mount Meru Soyco Limited, the country's only edible oil producing plant, is not operating at full capacity because of inadequate supply of soya beans, the major raw material for their end products. Nick Barigye, the MMSL chief executive, spoke to Kenneth Agutamba on Wednesday to elucidate additional on the plant's current and medium term plans to mitigate the prevalent challenge. Excerpts;- As the chief executive of Rwanda's only edible oil processing plant, could you tell us additional about the factory's history? Established in 2012, Mount Meru Soyco Limited (MMSL) is a public-private partnership business venture for the manufacture of edible oil and animal feeds from soya beans and any other oil seeds.
  • Rollout Post-Harvest Training for Food Security, Higher Incomes in Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2015/01/04 A group of farmers have undergone training in post-harvest management; meaning they have been equipped with basic knowledge on how to safeguard fruits of their labour from wasting away. It is estimated that 30 % of farm produce is lost during the period between harvesting and the time it is either consumed or sold for gain by a farmer. That, for example, means that for each 100kgs of maize, beans or rice harvested, at least 30kgs are lost either at the same time as being transported from the farm to the stores or during storage. This is certainly a huge loss, by any standards. Simply put, such a loss reduces the all of food available for consumption and for sale by a similar %-hence food insecurity and gain poverty part rural farmers.
  • Rwanda's coffee industry have been asked to keep quality uppermost

    RWANDA, 2014/02/23 People involved in Rwanda's coffee industry have been asked to keep quality uppermost in their minds as the country tries to increase annual production levels. Recently, a conference that brought together all coffee stakeholders in Rwanda and was organized by the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) together with the Ministry of Agricultural and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). Participants were told of the importance of quality coffee production and raising the quantity of coffee produced.
  • Agricultural business conference in Kigali

    RWANDA, 2013/10/18 An agricultural business conference in Kigali has allowed a half-dozen fledgling entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss innovations designed to improve incomes for farmers. Next developing their respective products via World Bank-sponsored "agri-business incubators" based in six African nations, a lot of of the young professionals hope to launch companies of their own one day. Karupan Chetty of the International Crops Research Institute says each of incubator belongs to a network called Unibrain, and each is a partner academics and businesses to aid the process of sustainable economic increase.
  • China gives Rwanda CFA Franc 5 billion to promote bamboo culture

    CHINA, 2013/05/16 Bamboo culture Rwanda - China is to give Rwanda CFA Franc 5 billion to support the African country in its bid to process and promote the bamboo culture. Quoting diplomatic sources here, PANA reported that an agreement to that result was signed between the Chinese Deputy Minister of Trade and Cooperation, Li Jinzao, and top Rwandan officials.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI)

    RWANDA, 2013/01/13 Business opportunities in fish farming and trade are too significant to ignore and the government needs to move fast to establish a appropriate unit to promote the sector, an expert with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has reiterated.