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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:13/06/2021

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  • IPGL
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In Rwanda, the rise of various products, including cooking oil, vegetables, beans, flour and soap, has been on the rise for some time. For example, a liter of cooking oil from 1800 Frw to 3000 Frw, a soap tube from 500 Frw to 700 Frw, a loaf of bread from 500 Frw to 600 Frw.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru “(Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 13-06-2021 broadcasted in synergy by eleven radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “Rising of prices at Rwanda markets”

Guests:

  1. Dr.Octave Semwaga / Director General of Agricultural Reform
  2. Aimable Wilson Mbarimombazi / Analyst
  3. Ildephonse Sinabubariraga / Journalist

The guest from the Ministry of Agriculture explained that the government has put in place various programs to improve the agricultural sector including crop production, fertilizer supply to farmers, irrigation, storage of crops etc.; to address the problem of access to adequate food and markets

Dr. Octave Semwaga added that these programs are successful because the market price has been reduced by 2021 comparing to 2020.

Ildephonse Sinabubariraga argued that there are still many gaps in agriculture where there is a large number of farmers in Rwanda but their production is insufficient.

“There is also the problem of agricultural supervisors (agronomists) who themselves do not know how to cultivate, whether they are educated in agriculture in Rwanda or abroad, they do not do it, large agricultural projects are funded but not productive which results in poor production and expensive markets” He said

Aimable Wilson Mbarimombazi, a Rwandan who went to Israel for agriculture specialization said that there is a government willingness to raise the level of agriculture but the farmers are facing the challenge of not having enough land to cultivate.

He also added that there are some who have agricultural skills and want to do it professionally, but they have the difficulty of not getting the investment, and those who do it also lose out due to lack of markets.

The citizens intervened in the talk show claimed that food production especially beans, maize and vegetables is low and that is why prices are rising day by day. They asked to the government to put more effort in agriculture and where possible to open boarders so that they can import foods from neighboring countries as it used to be in last years.  

 

 

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