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Gatsibo, Nyagatare farmers upbeat about irrigation scheme

Published on May 05, 2016

A new irrigation scheme in Gatsibo and Nyagatare districts has created 6,000 new jobs in Rwanda.

The Mayor of Gatsibo District, Richard Gasana, said there had been additional jobs created in the community through increased economic activity and businesses servicing the expanded irrigation.

Rwandan farmers enjoy a 50-per cent subsidy on all irrigation equipment in order to increase their productivity and help reduce government expenditure on food importation, especially rice, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more. Source | New Times