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Rwanda to invest 18 million euros to support farmers

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 9, 2019
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Rwandan officials have announced a four-year investment of €18 million, starting this year, that will benefit at least 60,000 farmer households.

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The Agricultural Public-Private initiative, funded by the Netherlands, is comprised of three projects that seek to support the professionalisation of the maize value chain, potato value chains and the rehabilitation of tea estates.

Dr. Charles Murekezi, the Director-General of Agriculture Development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, said that the investments will consolidate what has been done by government and other partners to address issues in the agricultural value chain sector.

The projects will be implemented in partnership with Africa Improved Foods that processes maize grains, KUMWE that conducts post-harvest handling and logistics and Agriterra, a Dutch non-governmental organization supporting the country’s efforts to improve the livelihoods of local farmers engaged in dairy farming, Irish potatoes, maize, and sugarcane and others.


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