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Senate field visits yield proposals to improve agriculture production

Published on December 21, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture can do more to enhance research that addresses challenges such as crop diseases and lack of adequate improved seeds to meet agricultural targets, lawmakers said yesterday.

Senators on Committee of Economic Development and Finance said there is need to strengthen the existing research center managed by the Rwanda Agriculture Board and build partnerships with higher learning agro-institution to see how academic research can be of use.

Speaking during a meeting with ministry officials in Kigali, yesterday, the lawmakers said crop diseases are still an issue, and getting improved seeds remains a challenge. Read more. Source | New Times