The Former Ethiopian Prime Minister and current Board Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe has noted that ensuring that Farmers have good planting seeds, fertilizers and proper irrigation systems; is an effective way of fighting the effects of climate change.
He made the observation while visiting Maize Seed Multiplication activities in Nyagatare District of the Eastern Province.
The maize is grown on more than 200 hectares of farmland, with each Hectare producing between 2.5 and 3 tons of quality seeds.
Rwanda still imports up to 3,000 tons of seeds every year at a cost of more than 5 Billion Frw and the objective is to increase locally produced quality planting seeds instead, with 75% of those maize seeds.
Local Farmers have begun to see the benefit of doing this.
RBA's Serge Ntore reports