As part of export promotion and diversification, Rwanda wants to more than double its flower exports by the end of the year.
A new flower park project plans to export flowers by the end of the year.
Emmanuel Hategeka, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said the country is relying this particular project to double exports to global markets.
This, according to Hategeka, will help keep the export sector competitive, despite a fall in global commodity prices which has affected Rwanda’s mining industry.
It means Rwanda will be able to generate more foreign exchange. With support from the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), both the investors and exporters are working to ensure they seize opportunities in the flower sector.
The idea is to be able to increase flower production to at least 44,000 tonnes per annum, to generate export receipts of up to $140million by 2020.