Nyagatare women benefit from Land consolidation

Members of CODEAGA, a cooperative for maize growers in Umusaraba village, Gakoma cell, Mimuli sector of Nyagatare district commended land consolidation and said that it has increased productivity.

Before maize growers formed a cooperative, farming was done on an individual basis and yields were low due to unfertile soils.

 “Yields increased after forming a cooperative and consolidated land. Members have attained social and economic development,” said Jean Baptiste Nzasigande, cooperative president.

“I have Rwf57000 savings on my account. I renovated my house and purchased livestock,” disclosed Laurencia Nyiramatama; cooperative member.

“Joining the cooperative enabled me to earn money and help my husband in providing for the family,” revealed Xaverina Kabatesi; another member.

There are two agriculture cooperatives in Umusaraba village, Gakoma cell, Mimuli sector of Nyagatare district. The cooperatives were started with 45 members who consolidated 10 hectares of land and started growing maize.

The Land Use Consolidation is part of strategies and activities carried out under the Crop Intensification Programme (CIP), geared towards increased food production to ensure food security and self-sufficiency.

Through the programme, the government distributes fertilisers and improved seeds to farmers as a way of increasing their production.

Since its introduction in 2007, the programme has played an important role in uplifting the lives of many Rwandans through increased profitability.

Share Button

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

First Lady Says Rwanda’s Success Built On Reconciliation

Rwanda’s stability and social cohesion is a result of three clear choices: “Staying together; being accountable; and thinking big. This […]

Tips to make your polish last longer

Tips to make your polish last longer

Well who doesn’t want a perfect nails through the week or even have the pedicure/manicure last longer? With these tips, […]

Would you really take on natural hair over long curls?

Would you really take on natural hair over long curls?

It is a common adage that a woman’s respect is her hair but why would one want to cut it […]

Kanombe: Women say President Kagame is their hero

Kanombe: Women say President Kagame is their hero

As the country commemorated its heroes for the 22nd time on Monday, women said they raise with high esteem President […]

Breastfeeding campaigns pay off as Rwanda ranked high globally

Breastfeeding campaigns pay off as Rwanda ranked high globally

Rwanda’s efforts to promote breastfeeding among lactating mothers have paid off as the country was ranked highest in breastfeeding worldwide. […]

Gisagara: Kwiteza imbere babishyize mu nshingano zabo

Gahunda zitandukanye  zifasha abagore kwiteza imbere   Kwiteza imbere abagore babigize inshingano Abagore bo mu karere ka Gisagara bavuga ko […]