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Farmers urged to embrace modern agric practices

Published on June 17, 2016

Smallholder farmers have been urged to embrace modern agriculture practices to optimize output on their small plots of land. 

Evariste Safari, the head of the agriculture department at Balton Rwanda, said

Rwandans should take advantage of the various modern farming methods, such as the use of greenhouses for fruit and vegetable farming, as well as use irrigation to increase crop production

He said many small farmers still use traditional approaches and depend on rainfall to carry out agriculture activities, resulting in poor harvests. Safari was speaking during a farmers’ training early this week. He said Balton is working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to encourage farmers to embrace modern farming methods. Read more. Source | New Times