• Maize seed

    The availability, affordability and distribution of high performance seed including maize seed is one of the major issues faced today by Rwanda’s smallholder farmers. The varieties of hybrid maize sold by Rumbuka are those ones that have been found producing the best results on our trial plots.
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  • Good quality mineral fertiliser

    In order to ensure that farmers attain the high potential of Rumbuka’s hybrid maize varieties, Rumbuka sells good quality mineral fertiliser to farmers along with its seeds. We make sure our farmers are using fertilisers in sufficient quantities to provide their crops with adequate nutrients. This way farmers maximize yield and hence increase their income.
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  • Financing

    Rumbuka provides hybrid maize seed coupled with appropriate amounts of mineral fertilisers on credit, taking payment post-harvest after farmers have benefited from the use of hybrid seed. At the time being Rumbuka is delivering credit only to cooperatives, where the default risk is the lowest.
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  • Technical Assistance

    In addition, Rumbuka operates demonstration plots of hybrid maize combined with a programme of technical assistance to raise awareness of the benefits of hybrid maize and teach farmers good agricultural practices to optimize the yield from their maize.
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