Rwanda looks to horticulture sector to spur export earnings
Rwanda is counting on its robust horticulture industry to fetch at least $140 million (about Rwf105 billion) worth of export returns annually by 2020. Horticulture is a priority industry seen as a ‘quick win’ sector that could help improve the country’s foreign exchange earnings in the short to medium-term. Experts say the sector has potential to help diversify the country’s exports and boost its self-reliance drive.
Agriculture state minister Tony Nsanganira (left) and a guest listen to Christine Murebwayire, the Association of Rwanda Farmers chairperson and the Chamber of Agriculture head, during a flower exhibition at Gikondo Show Grounds in Kicukiro last week. (Peterson Tumwebaze)