SUB-SECTOR OVERVIEW

Horticulture Sub-Sector

The horticulture industry in Rwanda is committed to the production of high quality and environmentally friendly products while ensuring the health and welfare of the consumers. The horticulture sub-sector offers considerable potential and can contribute positively to poverty reduction and economic development if adequately exploited.

Rwanda’s comparative advantages in horticulture include favourable climate, diversified agro climatic conditions including high, medium and low altitude, fertile soils, abundant water resources, and abundant cheap labour that can be used to produce quality and competitive horticulture products for sale in regional and international markets.

 Horticultural products grown in Rwanda include:

 

VEGETABLES

FRUITS

SPICES

FLOWERS

Tomatoes

Avocadoes

Parsley

Roses

Pepper

Mangoes

Lemon grass

Zantedeschia flowers

French beans

Pineapples

Ginger

Agapanthus

Carrots

Passion fruits

Garlic

Calla lilies

Onions

Bananas

Processed pepper

Tuberoses

Snow peas/Sugar snaps

Strawberries

Mixed spices

Alstroemeria

Eggplants

Macadamia Nuts

Celery

Ornamental sunflowers 

 

The development of horticulture enables farmers to earn a regular income, whilst providing essential nutritional requirements. Horticulture development can play a significant role in the government’s efforts to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, reduce child mortality and improve health.

Processed Horticulture Exports

Value added horticulture exports have been increasing. Include pineapple juice, dried pineapple, mango juice, passion fruit juice, dried and canned vegetables, and pastes like tomato and strawberry jams.

Export destinations for processed horticultural products include countries in the region such as Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, as well as global destinations such as the EU and the US.

The Government of Rwanda has set itself ambitious targets for the diversification and growth of horticulture exports, and is actively promoting investment in the sector...

To view Investor Information Pack click on the link below:

Opportunities for Investors in Rwanda’s Horticulture Sector

Opportunities for Investors in Rwanda’s Floriculture

Call for proposal for potential investor to acquire or lease Bella Flowers Farm

Call for proposal for potential investor to develop a farm of 15 HA and 65 HA located respectively in Nyacyonga and Gishari for Flower Export Development

Click here to view List of Horticulture Companies in Rwanda

 

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