If you have been waiting for the better time for business in Rwanda , this is the better time to invest in Rwanda Agricultural Sector .
Agriculture is the bedrock of the economy Around 87% of the population is engaged in agricultural activities Exports led by tea, coffee but many options Coffee –
world class and winner of a number of international awards; main agricultural export with buyers including Starbucks and.
So how is Agriculture a bedrock of the economy?
Around 87% of the population is engaged in agricultural activities.
RWANDA EXPORTS LED BY TEA, COFFEE?
Coffee – world class and winner of a number of international awards;
main agricultural export with buyers including Starbucks and Sainsbury’s
Tea – relatively underdeveloped but high potential with 6% increase
in volume creating 29% additional value to sector in 2008; buyers vinclude Mark’s & Spencer’s in the UK
Many other opportunities – Dairy, fruits (many exotic varieties for juice), fresh cut flowers, silk and food crops for export to region
NATIONAL STRATEGY DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY
Government and development partners have focused on improving quality through fertiliser distribution and farmer training programmes
This resulted in 15% growth in the agricultural sector in 2008 and rising prices for coffee
VALUE ADDITION IS A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY
Privatization of tea plantations and factories has begun in 2009 and is ongoing
Further opportunities in coffee washing and roasting as the premium harvest grows
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