Rwanda pepper growers struggle to find market

Currently, Rwandan pepper growers are finding it hard to enter new markets for their products. Although RwandaFresh Brand regularly reports on exports of fresh products from the country to destinations including Europe, United Arab Emirates and African member states, hundreds of local growers are left on the sidelines.

Pie Ntwari, the Public Relations and Communication Specialist at NAEB told Taarifa that all producers are advised to grow for markets sought before: “All opportunities are shared equally. Had we known the grower you are talking about we could have assessed what went wrong and advised on what should be done next.”

RwandaFresh Brand has stated that last week, Rwanda earned U$263,707 worth of of revenues from 87 tons of Rwandan horticultural products. The fruit was all exported to the United Arab Emirates and DRC. Vegetables we mainly exported to UK and DRC and flowers to the Netherlands and South Korea.


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