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Horticulture exports set to soar as airlines cut freight charges

Published on May 25, 2017

Rwanda has over the few years intensified efforts geared at increasing exports, particularly for the non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits. These efforts have, however, been met with various challenges including high fees of transporting cargo charged by airlines and other logistical issues such as lack of cold facilities along the value chain.

High freight charges and other logistic issues are among the top barriers hindering the country’s initiatives aimed at boosting export volumes and value of horticulture produce because they make the products less competitive on the global market, according to sector players. Read more. Source | New Times