Seven ways you can help mitigate climate change

Often times, issues relating to climate change, green growth and pollution feel like rocket science to many. With terms like ‘Co2’, ‘greenhouse gas’ and ‘climate resilience’, it can be hard to get your head around how hotter weather will affect you and what you would do about it. In this article, we take you through […]

How irrigation can help nations achieve food security

Raingun irrigation technology being used to water vegetables on a farm in Huye District. / E. Ntirenganya About 90 per cent of agriculture in Nile Basin countries depends on rain, making it prone to drought, according to experts. Yet, experts in water and environment engineering say that there are technologies which should be used to […]

The geoengineering fallacy

BERLIN – As the world struggles to rein in emissions of climate-changing gases and limit planetary warming, a new technological silver bullet is gaining supporters. Geoengineering –the large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – has been popularized as a means of counteracting the negative effects of climate change. Proponents of this science feed the […]

Kigali’s largest unplanned settlement set for facelift

An artistic impression of the newly planned settlement in Busanza (top) in Kanombe Sector, Kicukiro District where the people who will be relocated from Kangondo neighborhood (bottom) in Nyarutarama, Gasabo District, will be relocated. / Courtesy & Timothy Kisambira   Rural-urban migration is a common phenomenon in all developing countries and the increasing numbers of […]

Our focus is market-oriented agriculture, says Mukeshimana

Rwamagana farmer Xavier Baributsa (middle) and some of his workers attend to green pepper at the farmer’s greenhouse. Business-oriented farming is key to increase agro-production and exports. / File   The government targets about 8 per cent annual growth for the agriculture sector from the current 6 per cent under the second Economic Development and […]

REMA sounds warning to wetland encroachers

Residents are evacuated from Nyabugogo wetland. Rwanda Environment Management Authority has warned wetland encroachers that the law will catch up with them. / Timothy Kisambira   The Director General of the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, has warned wetland encroachers that they will be prosecuted. Her remarks came after reports that Police […]

Uganda moves to tap regional food market

Cassava is one of the food crops the country has identified for export to other EAC member states. / File. Uwanziga. Kampala – Uganda has outlined strategies geared at enabling the country tap into the growing the regional food market. According to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, food crops where Uganda has a comparative advantage […]

Machinery use in rice growing in Nyagatare

The new tractors plough in the 1,750 hectares of Muvumba marshland. / Timothy Kisambira   Rice growers in Nyagatare District are in a buoyant mood after receiving Rwf100 million worth of farm machinery, saying it will ease operations and boost production. Muvumba Perimetre Eight rice growers cooperative acquired the farm machinery (five tractors) using a […]