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15 July 2020
View news from Rwanda Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
29 January 2020
View news from Rwanda Relief as Nyagatare Dairy Farmers Secure Market
RWANDA - Nyagatare dairy farmers have secured market to supply milk to home-based Early Child Development (ECD) centres that are being established at the village level....
15 January 2020
View news from Rwanda Govt Sells Burera Dairy Ltd to Zimbabwean Investor
RWANDA - The government has found a buyer for Burera Dairy Limited which was floated into the market in September last year....
09 December 2019
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers Cautioned Against Antibiotics
RWANDA - Antibiotic residues in milk are threatening its quality and that of other dairy products as well as income of farmers who have spent resources on its production, actors in the dairy sector have said....
03 December 2019
View news from Rwanda Cattle Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Boreholes
RWANDA - Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy....
17 June 2019
View news from Rwanda Farmers in East Encouraged to Adopt Jersey Cattle Breed
RWANDA - Jersey cattle adapt well to various climates and production systems compared to other high producing exotic cattle, Dr Solange Uwituze, the Deputy Director General of Animal Research and Technology Transfer at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has...
13 June 2019
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers Get Rwf1b Equipment
RWANDA - The process of handling and transporting milk from farms across the country to collection centres and processing firms is set to improve after dairy farmers received equipment worth $1.3 million (Rwf1.1 billion)....
20 May 2019
View news from Rwanda Eastern Province Livestock Farmers Implored on Quality, Quantity of Milk
RWANDA - The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana, has told farmers in Eastern Province that dairy production in the country is still wanting both in quantity and quality....
21 February 2019
View news from Rwanda African opinion leaders joined Ceva’s ReproSymp to boost cattle productivity and narrow the gap in growing need for meat and milk in Africa
With Africa’s population predicted to grow from 810 million in 2000, to 4.5 billion by 2100 [2], improved methods of livestock production are seen as an important factor in the bid to meet the growing demand for safe and sustainable protein in diets....
10 December 2018
View news from Rwanda Lack of Strong Value Addition, Infrastructure Hurting Dairy Farmers
RWANDA - Dairy farmers are not sure whether their milk produce will be bought or not because of lack of enough processing facilities and infrastructure....
06 March 2018
View news from Rwanda RSB: Effective Cooperative Model can Make Dairy Processing Competitive
RWANDA - The local dairy processing sector, according to Rwanda Standards Board (RSB), has been facing a number of challenges that includes having too many processing units operating in isolation, leading many to struggle meeting set standards or become...
19 February 2018
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers Welcome Milk Price Regulation
RWANDA - Dairy farmers have welcomed last week’s directive on milk price regulation by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The farmers say the regulation would protect them from unscrupulous buyers....
10 January 2018
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers in Gicumbi Decry High Feed Costs
RWANDA - Dairy farmers in Gicumbi District are worried about the high cost of animal feeds, which they say has affected production....
26 July 2017
View news from Rwanda Watchdog Maintains Tough Stance on Closed Dairy Firms
RWANDA - The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has vowed to continue with the crackdown on uncertified dairy products makers....
30 March 2017
View news from Rwanda Dairy Project to Boost Milk Production
RWANDA - A six-year dairy development project has been launched amid concerns of value addition....
16 February 2017
View news from Rwanda Parliament Summons Ministers Over ‘Poor’ Dairy Sector
RWANDA - Parliament will summon heads of two ministries to explain poor practices leading to low milk production, and transportation and processing difficulties....
13 December 2016
View news from Rwanda Rwanda Reports Increase in Dairy Exports in 2016
RWANDA - Rwanda’s earnings from export of dairy products increased from $85,000 in 2012 to $11.5 million in 2016, Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Programme II (RDCP II) Impact Report shows....
26 April 2013
View news from Rwanda Eastern Province Project to Improve Farming on 2000 Holdings
RWANDA – Best insemination and agricultural practices are heading a development project aimed at increasing incomes for 2000 farmers in the Eastern Province....
17 August 2010
View news from Rwanda Farms Hit By Cattle ‘Abortions’
RWANDA - Livestock farms in several districts of the Eastern Province have been hit by unknown disease that is causing cattle to abort....
31 December 2009
View news from Rwanda Ban On Cattle Export Lifted
RWANDA - Farmers in the districts of Nyagatare and Gatsibo have welcomed the lifting of a ban on the export of cows that has been causing them heavy losses....
07 August 2009
View news from Rwanda Outbreak in Rwanda
RWANDA - Foot and mouth disease, a highly contagious disease has been reported in Nyagatare district of the Eastern Province of Rwanda....
31 December 2008
View news from Rwanda Dairy Sector Urged to Invest in UHT Production
RWANDA - The government - through the Centre for Support to Small and Medium Enterprises in Rwanda (CAPMER) - is urging the dairy industry to invest in the production of Ultra High Treatment (UHT) milk....
05 December 2006
View news from Rwanda Rwanda Embarks On Embryo Transfers
RWANDA - Cattle genes in Rwanda stand to be improved with the introduction of the latest bio-technology reports Daniel Karibwije, East African Business Week. This follows 30 cows in different parts of the country having been cloned with embryos from Israel. ...

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