A couple from the Bahamas moved to Rwanda in 2020 to focus on its farming business, mainly yellow pepper. Felecia and Wayne Belazia are now farming in the Masaka district near the capital, Kigali, where they grow vegetables, including cabbage, onions, yellow pepper, papaya, spinach, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, and cauliflower.
Yellow pepper, which is fairly new in Rwanda, is the crop they are mostly focusing on at the farm. Wayne Belazia said they were concentrating on yellow pepper and the farm manager, who studied crop production in Israel, was working on finding market for the crop. “Yellow pepper is a fairly new crop in Rwanda. We have two greenhouses and constructing two more for the crop. We are looking for different buyers. However, we have been more on the production side, building structures."
Wayne also urged potential farmers in the US or Europe not to hesitate if they want to relocate and resettle in Africa.