NYARUGENGE DISTRICT LEADERS have embarked on promoting tea and coffee farming to boost household incomes and fight poverty among residents.
With about 62 per cent of its population living under the poverty line, the district remains one of the poorest in the country.
As majority of its population relies entirely on agriculture, local leaders believe developing the sector would significantly uplift the lives of residents and speed up development.
Mayor Francois Habitegeko said the plan is to support tea and coffee farmers to keep on improving the quality and quantity of their crops. The hilly district is favourable to tea and coffee production due to its climate and soil acidity.
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