Farmers in Kayonza District say that there are things that should be taken care of so that the profession they do is beneficial to them and they get a rich income that will satisfy all those who need it.
Although some of the cattle ranchers in Kayonza District have been helped to get the necessary infrastructure such as water for cattle, equipment for curing and protecting the cattle and cutting grass, milk collection etc… Some of these ranchers find There are other things that should be taken care of, including cows that give enough weight, their food is constant and well-fed by veterinarians, in order to further improve their breeding.
In a meeting that brought together farmers from Kayonza District and various agencies working in the area. Nyemazi John Bosco, the Mayor of Kayonza District said that some of the problems that make the quality of the food still low have been discussed and solutions are sought.
In the Kayonza District, there are about 70,000 cows, which produce more than 22,500 liters of milk per day.
43,177 cows are raised in the pasture while a little more than 25,000 are raised in the dams.
Kayonza district is a drought prone area in Eastern Rwanda. The district has been experiencing rainfall shortage and food insecurity for the past few years.
The STARLIT (Strengthening Agricultural Resilience through Learning and Innovation) project is an IFAD-China SSTC Facility funded initiative which aims to strengthen the resilience of farmers in the maize value chain in Kenya and Rwanda.
The project supports farmer organizations by improving leadership and management processes, accessing agri-equipment and agri-loans, and providing digital extension services.
STARLIT contributes to local youth empowerment by engaging them as key stakeholders in the agricultural value chain.