The crops that will be covered by the government in the matter of fertilizing in the 2021 A, B and C seasons are maize, beans, wheat, soybeans, rice, potatoes, cassava, bananas, vegetables, and fruits; while maize, wheat, and soybeans are the crops that will be needing added seed in those seasons.
Farmers are asked to use Smart fertilizers program to identify the amount of product they need and to join ‘Twigire muhinzi’ group.
Fertilizers traders should also use MOPA-based Smart Support technology, so as to buy fertilizers supported by the Government.
Of the hybrid maize seeds grown in the highlands, the most expensive type is PAN691 which will be sold at Rwf 962the Kg and the cheapest will be RHMH1520 and RHMH1601 which will be sold at Rwf 453 the Kg.
Hybrid seeds grown on mountains and in the valleys, the most expensive will be PN53 which will be sold Rwf 1547 the Kg, the lowest price will be RHM104, RHM1402, and RHM1407 which will be sold at Rwf 453 the Kg.
OPV corn seeds will be sold at Rwf 295 the Kg. Soybeans are currently sold at Rwf 425 and Rwf 396 and wheat is currently sold at Rwf 346, Rwf 318, and Rwf 426 the Kg, respectively.
In Regards to added fertilizers; Urée is set at Rwf 447, DAP is at Rwf 480, NPK 17:17:17 costs Rwf 603, TSP is at Rwf 523 while MOP costs Rwf 481.
These directives, signed by the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr. Gérardine Mukeshimana, stressed that anyone who is caught smuggling or misusing seeds and fertilizers will be punished.
Only four companies have been so far allowed to import fertilizers from the country under the Nkunganire program and sell them through Agro-Processing Trust Corporation Ltd (APTC); these include Yara, ETAG Inputs, Rwanda Fertilizer Company, and Tubura.