Crop Zoning in Rwanda

Lake Kivu Coffee Zone
The Lake Kivu Coffee Zone is relatively food self-sufficient. The rain fed agriculture zone’s landscape is hilly with relatively fertile soils and receives rain fall between 1300 millimetre and 1700 millimetre of rainfall annually.

West Congo Nile Crest Tea Zone
This zone is relatively food secure endowed with moderately fertile soils and annual precipitation ranging between 1700 millimetre and 2000 millimetre

Northwest Volcanic Irish Potato Zone
Situated along Rwanda’s northwest border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, the Northwest Volcanic Irish Potato Zone is an extension of Uganda’s Southwest potato, sorghum and vegetable Zone

Central Plateau Cassava and Coffee Zone
Situated to the west of the East Congo-Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone, this large densely-populated zone is characterized by sandy, moderately fertile soils, rolling hills, grassland and bush scrubs. The zone receives between 800 millimetres and 1200 millimetre of rainfall spanning over two main rainy seasons

Northern Highlands Beans and Wheat Zone
Located between eastern shores of Lake Burera, Lake Ruhondo and the Central-Northern Highlands good for irish potato, beans and vegetable zone

Central-Northern Highlands Irish potato, Beans and Vegetable Zone
The Central-Northern Highlands Irish Potato, Beans and Vegetable Zone stretches across the eastern part of Burera District, covers all of Rulindo Districts and the northern-half of Gicumbi District. The mountainous terrain is covered with savannah grasslands, forests and terraced small farm plots

Bugesera Cassava Zone
The Bugesera Cassava Zone encompasses all of Bugesera District and includes Rukumberi and Jarama sectors of Ngoma District. All households in this zone rely on rain-fed agriculture to support their livelihood.

 

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