Friday, 24 February 2012

Rwanda | Rwamagana to solicit markets for farmers

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Rwamagana district has committed itself to supporting maize farmers to access markets for their produces which are to be harvested in this season.
District Mayor Nehemie Uwimana said that the district will use all the available resources to promote maize growers.
Agriculture department statistics projects the expected maize harvest at 45,036 tons, while 30% of the produce (13,510tons) is expected to be used by farmers in the families, leaving the district with 31,525tons to be sold on markets.
“Our goal is set on finding market for the farmer and in order to attain this objective, the farmers have to be supported in producing quality maize, ensure good storage facilities- and this will increase their earnings” Uwimana said.
The mayor made the remarks while addressing growers’ cooperatives in the district. He asked the farmers to focus on the ministerial guidelines in order to maintain both quality and quantity of maize as seen in the national agriculture strategy.
The mayor asked that all sector leaders in Rwamagana to chip in their support to farmers during harvest and proper storage programs and during the soliciting of markets.
The ministry of Commerce has promised to provide market for all the national product and the prices have already been earmarked at Rwf140 per a kilo of dried maize.


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