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19 October 2020
Rulindo is a farming district with priority given to horticultural crops such as, cassava, maize, beans, Irish potatoes, wheat, and green peas. Some farmers do need adequate water for irrigation. However, vegetable growers in Yanze catchment, Ngoma sector in Rulindo district face the challenge of access to water from Yanze...
09 October 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is delivering  urgent agriculture inputs and tools to victims of floods and landslides that were caused by heavy rains in March – April this year. About 2 900 households – a total of 13 651 vulnerable individuals – in Ngororero, Nyabihu...
06 October 2020
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over a batch of computers to Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) to facilitate land use and land use change monitoring in Rwanda. The equipment will also help to increase accuracy of activity data for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) inventory development activities...
28 September 2020
Around the world, countries are struggling to adapt their agriculture and food systems to conditions of water scarcity, climate change and increased competition between users. Water scarcity trends are expected to increase. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to changes in water access and availability. A strengthened focus on water accounting and...
10 September 2020
Rwanda’s agriculture has experienced tremendous development thanks to national efforts to transform the sector under the Crop Intensification Program (CIP). This growth though has seen an increase in input use including fertilizers and pesticides. Jean Bosco Zirimwabagabo is a 35 year old farmer in Nkotsi sector, Musanze district. He has been...
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