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 eastern DRC). The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail…

Restaurant chain Java House opens new branch in Rwanda in US$10m expansion drive

RWANDA – Restaurant chain Java House Africa has opened a new branch in Rwanda as part of its US$10 million commitment for expansion within the region, reports Business Daily. This marks the second outlet that Java House operates in the country after it launched the first coffee house in January 2017. The group, which currently…

Rwanda hosts African coffee expo as it seeks to boost sector

RWANDA - Rwanda will be hosting the African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition, an annual event hosted in rotation in Africa’s coffee producing countries, from 12-15 February 2019. The conference is aimed at deliberating on intervention to the challenges facing the continents coffee sector as well as explore the opportunities presented by the commodity. According…

Rwanda’s fish production grows by 27.8% as demand increases

RWANDA – Rwanda has recorded significant growth in fish production by 27.8% to 43,632 tonnes in 2018 compared to 31,465 tonnes produced in 2017, reports New Times. According to Rwanda’s Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), increased investments in modern and commercially oriented aquaculture practices were the major drivers of the growth. However, despite a rise in…

Rwanda’s SKOL Brewery commissions US$10m packaging line

RWANDA - SKOL Breweries Limited, has unveiled a new packaging line at an investment worth US$10 million as it aims at consolidating the brewer’s market share that currently stands at 20%, reports New Times Rwanda. The brewer said that the new packaging line will increase the bottling capacity from 450,000 hectolitres to more than one…

Rwanda makes strides to banning single use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda’s cabinet has approved a draft law that seeks to impose a ban on the use of single use of plastics, a move that retaliates the country’s commitment in environmental protection, reports New Times. The draft law, which relates to prohibition of manufacturing, use, and sale of single use plastic items, now awaits…

Rwanda reduces rice prices to protect processing factories

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Trade and Industry has reduced rice farm-gate prices down to Rwf270 (US$0.3) for short grain rice and Rwf290 (US$ O.32) for long grain rice per kilogram in a bid to protect processing factories, repots New Times Rwanda. Cassien Karangwa, the Director of Domestic Trade at…

Rwanda set to triple fish production by 2024 as production increases

RWANDA – The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has said that the annual fish production is set to hit 112,000 tonnes by 2024 following the country’s fourth strategic plan for agriculture transformation which runs from 2018/2019 to 2024 ,reports New Times Rwanda According to the data releases by RAB, the country’s annual fish production increased from…

Unilever Rwanda launches water supply project to over 10,000 beneficiaries

RWANDA – Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever, has launched a community- based social project to supply clean water to over 10,000 beneficiaries in Rwanda, reports New Times Rwanda.  According to Kelvin Kuria, Country Director of Unilever Rwanda, the company has launched four water constructed at a cost of US$50,000. Mr kuria said that the project…

Rwanda’s cassava miller unveils plans to increase production

RWANDA – Kinazi Cassava Plant Limited, a cassava flour and starch processing plant in Rwanda, has unveiled its plans to increase its cassava processing capacity from 5500 tonnes to 28 000 tonnes this year, reports New Times Rwanda. Emile Nsanzabaganwa, the Chief Executive Officer Kinazi, said that the increased local production of cassava has also…