Friday, 24 February 2012

Rwanda | Rwanda: Crops granary opened in Bugesera.

In order to protect the maize produce during the preparation process, an agricultural crops granary with the capacity of storing 300 tons has been opened in Gashora sector in Bugesera district.

Rwanda  Crops granary

Maize in the granary

This granary belongs to the “Indatwa ku Kigori” (INDAKUKI) cooperative  that has 154 members and works in Gashora, Ririma and Mayange sectors of Bugesera District, Rukumberi sector in Ngoma district and “Umucyo” cooperative.
Indakuki cooperative has 3,600 members and Umucyo cooperative has 3,114 members who grow beans and maize in Bugesera district and Akagera swamps.
In order to help farmers increase the quantity of the produce for the market and reap big while understanding how to manage cooperatives, USAID in partnership with PAM organized training for INDAKUKI cooperative members on well handling of the agricultural produce with an aim of selling quantity produce on market at good prices.
Jean Pierre Rwasa, cooperative member who underwent training said: “Before the training, we could get little produce    because we did not know how to handle it but now we harvest dry maize, dry it, and prepare it well for Pam to buy. This has helped us work with financial Institutions”.
Bugesera district mayor Louis Rwagaju asked the farmers to increase maize produce because maize flour supply is low compared to the demand while INDAKUKI cooperative has the capacity to increase it.


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