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 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.
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.
During Irish potato harvesting time, farmers have taught how to select the best seeds, how to grade seeds and how to store them properly.
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.
– Fresh beans
Gikoro marshland located in Kamonyi District, farmers cultivated fresh beans and have seen a good harvest and their produce has been exported.
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.