According to RAB, some of the worst-hit crops include rice in the Southern and Eastern Provinces, beans (which were cultivated on an area of more than 360,000 hectares), corn, sugarcane, sorghum, etc.
In the words of the Federation of Rice Cooperatives of Rwanda, based on calculations already made, they have lost a crop equivalent to Rwf 2,800,000,000, or 3,294,117 US Dollars. Despite these great trials, Rwandan farmers never give up.
Sir GAHIZA Apollinaire, the president of the federation, said: “We have already lost too much, but still we are receiving new statistics on the consequences of these disasters. Just because the farmer is like a mother, we will not be discouraged. We are going to look at how to prepare for another growing season where possible. ”
In addition to these damaged crops, these heavy rains damaged many bridges, and farmers couldn’t access the market.