Foreign Agricultural Supplier Introduces Greenhouse Farming in Rwanda

Balton Rwanda, a subsidiary company of Balton CP Ltd, a leading British supplier of agricultural supplies has introduced greenhouse farming in a package they have called ‘Farmer’s Kit.’

In partnership with Amiran Kenya Ltd from Kenya, Balton Rwanda will help farmers to install greenhouse with a full wide range of modern agricultural tools to maximize small scale faming through using modern agriculture technologies to suit climate and topography of a particular area.

The Amiran farmers’ kit was reported in the media last month and declared the best of the four nominated projects in the first category to scoop MDGs award in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to Bob Gatera the General Manager of Balton Rwanda, the newly introduced greenhouse will help to eradicate poverty and hunger which is MDG one.

“Despite being in business we like complimenting government policy and we have regularly worked closely with farmers, supplying them with agronomical supplies but also training them how to effectively utilize them for better yield,” Gatera said yesterday at his Kigali office.

Gatera added that this farmer’s kit containing greenhouse will is a package of modern agricultural tools needed for quantitative harvest.

He said that famers will get the kit with a complete set of agricultural tools and supplies at Rwf 2 million with installed greenhouse, drip irrigation system, water tank, sprayers, and quality seeds for better yield, high quality fertilizers, and agrochemicals like certified pesticides.

Gatera noted that the greenhouse can be harvested twice a year at a farmer’s convenience with any particular type of crop.

“This greenhouse allows cultivation of any crop even in the dry season, crops like tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, onions or egs plant can be yielded in high quantity and quality on a small piece of land, this is another solution to the problem of insufficient land we have,” he added.

By Eugene Mutara, The New Times