Yields for agriculture season 2021A in some irrigation schemes under HoReCo management.

During these days of COVID-19 pandemic, farmers have continued their agricultural activities with the measures to avoid the spreading of COVID-19. Among the irrigation schemes managed by HoReCo, farmers are in the process of ending the season 2021A activities by entering in season 2021B,

Crops grown during the season 2021A appeared to have produced better yields compared to previous crop yields and this come from the use of quality seeds, use of fertilizers, use of GAPs and daily extension got from HoReCo staffs.

A. Maize plant

This is the most widely cultivated crop in the 2021A season, and farmers are very happy with its yield.

In Nasho irrigation scheme, the farmers planted RHM1409 maize seeds on 40Ha

In Bishenyi and Rwabashyashya marshlands /Kamonyi District, farmers harvested RHM1520 and RHM1409 maize seeds for multiplication grown for the sustainability of produce quality. Farmers across the marshlands have been encouraged to build the temporary shelters for supporting the existing as production has increased.

Shelter built in Gikoro marshland / Kamonyi District
Hangar constructed in Bahimba irrigation Scheme/Rulindo District for managing the maize yields
HoReCo Agronomist in Ruboroga marshland is happy with the high yields of maize farmers have gained
The farmers of Ruboroga marshland are happy for good productivity of maize

In Bishenyi and Rwabashyashya marshlands, farmers harvested RHM1520 and RHM1409 maize seeds for multiplication grown for the sustainability of produce quality. Farmers across the marshlands have been encouraged to build the temporary shelters for supporting the existing as production has increased.

In the marshlands located in Nyamasheke District they were also finishing the rice harvest where they found a productivity of 6.6T/Ha.

At the end of the harvest, they started planting rice for the 2021B crop season.

Rice harvested in Kamiranzovu marshland / Nyamasheke District
Selling rice in Rurambi Marshland /Bugesera District
Rugende marshland just started 2021B Season in planting rice
Jabana marshland started 2021B season
Planting of irish potato seeds in Urwonjya irrigation scheme / Nyaruguru District
Earthing up Irish Potato
Pests and diseases control in Urwonjya irrigation Scheme /Nyaruguru District

During Irish potato harvesting time, farmers have taught how to select the best seeds, how to grade seeds and how to store them properly.

Selection of best seeds
Post-Harvest of Irish Potato in Urwonjya Irrigation Schemme/ Nyaruguru District

D. Vegetable farming and others

  • Chia Seeds

It is an unfamiliar plant in our country but it gives a lot of money due to its usefulness. Chia Seeds are planted in Ngoma 22 irrigation scheme located in Ngoma District in the Eastern Province. It is a medicinal plant that treats various diseases where one kilo costs 3,000 Rwf.

Harvesting Chia Seeds in Ngoma22 Irrigation Scheme / Ngoma District
Post-Harvest of Chia Seeds (Ready for sale)

– Fresh beans

Gikoro marshland located in Kamonyi District, farmers cultivated fresh beans and have seen a good harvest and their produce has been exported.

Harvesting fresh beans in Gikoro Marshland / Kamonyi District
The production of fresh beans is packaged to be marketed
This harvest of fresh beans is packaged for export

The agriculture is slowly becoming business in Rwanda and OMMIS Project/HoReCo had proof of increase of productivity in various crop (By using quality seeds, GAPs, fertilizers and daily extension of farmers) where farmers are happy to gain money from their harvests.

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