AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo – Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and […]

Rwanda to introduce tax breaks for alcohol brewed from locally-sourced materials

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda is considering to reduce consumption tax on alcoholic drinks brewed from locally sourced raw materials. In a draft law presented to the Parliament by the Minister for Finance and […]

Firms partner in US$2.08m joint venture to boost Rwanda’s maize seed supply

RWANDA – Three companies have formed a joint venture to invest US$2.08 million (Rwf1.9 billion) in a project that seeks to increase Rwanda’s maize seeds supply targetting to reduce imports by 40 per cent. The […]

Dutch agric organisation Agriterra opens office in Rwanda

RWANDA – Agriterra, a Dutch agriculture organisation, has opened an office in Rwanda in a bid to support the country’s efforts of strengthening the agriculture sector. Under its operation, Agriterra seeks to ensure that ambitious […]

IFAD partners with Rwanda in US$80m project to enhance food security

RWANDA – The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) has partnered with Rwanda in funding the US$80 million (Rwf71bn) Kayonza Irrigation Integrated Watershed Management Project (KIIWP) aimed at improving food security. According to a New […]

KFC franchisee in joint venture with Vivo Energy to accelerate growth in East Africa

EAST AFRICA – Kuku Foods East Africa Holdings, the owner of KFC franchises in East Africa has agreed to form a joint venture with Vivo Energy to accelerate the growth of the first food chain […]

Rwanda mulls bailing out major agro-processing firms to drive profitability

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has commissioned an assessment into the operations of agro-processing firms within the country as it weighs up options of saving struggling businesses. Preliminary information indicate that about 34 large […]

IFAD partners with Rwanda in US$1.3m project to boost dairy sector

RWANDA – The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture in Rwanda have unveiled $1.3 million (Rwf1.1 billion) worth of equipment aimed at improving the dairy sector.   Through […]

Rwanda’s parliament approves ban of single-use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda’s parliament has passed a draft law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, use and sale of single-use plastic items in the country, a move that reiterates commitment to environmental protection. Single-use plastics are used […]