October 2020

Seasonal Agricultural Survey Report - Season B, 2020

National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda conducted 2020 Seasonal Agricultural Survey (SAS) for Season B. Data collection was done in 1200 sampled segments and 293 large scale farmers’ holdings. SAS 2020 Season B results estimate agricultural land at 1.39 million hectares (59% of total country land). In 2020 Season B, physical crop cultivated land was 1.1 million ha out of which 1.06 million hectares were used for Seasonal crops in season B, 0.5 million hectares are area under permanent crops, 0.14 million ha under permanent pasture. Comparing with 2019 Season B results, there was an increase of production for maize (5%), sweet potato (12), cassava (6%) and banana (12%). There was also a decrease of production for paddy rice (-11%), beans (-9%), Irish potato (-17%). 16 % of farmers used improved seeds, 52% used organic fertilizers, 26% inorganic fertilizers and 15% used pesticides.

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