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How proper postharvest handling, storage have improved earnings of Gisagara maize growers

Published on January 23, 2018

Mahoro smiles contentedly as she counts a bundle of brand new banknotes at a local cooperative in Gisagara District. The maize grower has just been paid for the 200kg of the grain she supplied the previous week. Unlike many other farmers in the country who complain about low prices, Mahoro gets premium rate for her produce thanks to its high quality.

The farmer, who works under Koperative Jyambere Muhinzi Gisagara (KOJYAMUGI), a cooperative of maize growers in the district, ensures the maize is properly handled and stored after harvest. Read more. Source | New Times