Horticulture sector players tipped on quality

RWANDA- Horticulture sector stakeholders should embrace international standards and ensure quality along the value chain to boost exports into European markets, experts have said. The Dutch and UK experts added that Rwanda can only be able to increase its exports to Europe if farmers and exporters ensure quality along value chain and also add value…

Africa Improved Foods eyes export market, to double local sourcing of cereals

RWANDA - Africa Improved Foods (AIF), a local manufacturer of fortified foods has assured local farmers and farming cooperatives that it was set to double local sourcing for maize, sorghum and soya this year. The firm looks forward to increasing production with an eye on the export market. According to officials from the firm, they…

Grain sector players move to ease maize shortages as demand shoots up

RWANDA – Rwanda had a good harvest for both grains and cereals last season, which attracted huge demand from regional buyers.

This has benefitted farmers in terms of better revenues earned, but has also created big grain shortages on the local market and pushed up prices of beans and maize, according to the Rwanda Grains and Cereals Corporation.