There is currently a drive in Rwanda to diversify agriculture exports, and National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) is already promoting horticulture exports including flower farming and growing of fruits.
This initiative is mainly designed increase non-traditional cash crop exports. Besides, the slow pace of growth for traditional agro-exports has raised concern among sector players who are asking for more help.
They say this will help propel growth toward the second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy. Betty Ingabire, a trade analyst and horticulture exporter, called for a clear and targeted export strategy, including availing them credit facilities.
The strategy should also promote value addition among farmers and exporters “because agro-processing is essential to boost value and enhance quality of Rwanda’s exports.”