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Rwanda's Private sector urged to invest in 'emerging' export products

Published on August 12, 2015

The private sector has been urged to invest more in agriculture to propel the sector forward and help in attainment of the country’s second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II) targets. 

Tony Nsanganira, the Minister of State for Agriculture, said the private sector could invest in high-value traditional and emerging export crops, like vegetables, and adding value to local products to boost their competitiveness and create jobs.

Nsanganira made the remarks yesterday during a breakfast meeting organised by the Private Sector Federation’s (PSF) Golden Circle in Kigali.

The brainstorming session aimed at finding ways through which the private sector players could enhance the agriculture value chain by investing in the sector and optimising resource usage to reduce operational costs. Read more. Source | Newtimes