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Thursday 06 June 2013

Rwanda

Dairy farming

Venture | dairy, the Illinois-based impact investment organization, has embarked on a new enterprise-based initiative to help small holder dairy farmers in emerging markets advance milk yields through knowledge, technology and capital, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheDairySite senior editor.

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Friday 03 May 2013

Rwanda

AI for cattle

Best insemination and agricultural practices are heading a development project aimed at increasing incomes for 2000 farmers in the Eastern Province.

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Friday 30 March 2012

Rwanda

Problems in the cattle industry

Cattle keepers in Kigali have lost stock worth Rwf 167 million to Brucellosis, a cattle disease caused by the brucella abortus bacteria which leads to miscarriages in the animals.

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Thursday 15 September 2011

Rwanda

Pig farming boom

Farmers in Rwamagana District are resorting to rearing pigs due to an increase in the demand for pork. Several years ago, pig-rearing was uncommon in the district as pigs were considered dirty.

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Tuesday 09 August 2011

Rwanda

Strong winds batter Eastern Cape tunnel farms

“You just want to cry when you see this,” said Wendy Radue, an employee at Barbara Allen’s Murambi Roses (MR) near East London.

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Thursday 19 May 2011

Rwanda

Farming in Africa

One of the keys to achieving food security in Africa is ensuring that its millions of smallholder farmers are able to produce enough food for their families plus a surplus to sell in local markets. To get a better idea of the challenge facing a typical African farm family, we've identified one through Farm Radio International, a Canadian organization that delivers information to farmers through 320 radio station partners in sub-Saharan Africa. We're going to keep track of her farm activities with regular updates over the next few months.

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