New App for Rwanda's Potato Farmers
The platform, Mpuzanunguke Kirayi, will help farmers carry out various banking transactions on their mobile phones, including applications for loans, and has been tested successfully by potato farmers, banks and financial institutions for the past eight months.
A Nyabihu-based professional Irish potatoes farmer stands in her plantation. Farmers said getting access to financial services will boost their welfare.
New Times, 11 December 2018
A few metres off the Musanze-Kinigi highway, near Kinigi trading centre in Nyange Sector of Musanze District, lies a house in which Irish potatoes are grown. Read more »
New Times, 8 November 2018
Some 146 middlemen who deal in agricultural produce have been fined for selling Irish potatoes at prices higher than the ones set by the government in a crackdown on the prevailing… Read more »
New Times, 22 November 2018
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) is set to start distributing five new potato varieties to farmers, which are resistant to adverse weather conditions, in order to increase farm… Read more »
It is very difficult to sell Rwandan coffee in large volumes using the old minimum price because other countries become extremely competitive and therefore reducing the price on ... Read more »
On average, the price of coffee at international market is between U.S.$2 and U.S.$5 depending on quality but farmers get only about a third of a dollar for a kilogramme of their ... Read more »
Farmers say that if they get affordable and highly productive seeds, they can get good return on investments and consumers can get affordable produce. Read more »