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Agro-processing sector could save Rwanda $118m annually

Published on April 11, 2018

With the government keen on reducing the trade deficit, the National Industrial Research Agency (NIRDA) says that supporting local food production industry and addressing pressing challenges in the sector can save the country up to $118 million annually by 2020.

Samson Bimenyimana, a researcher in agro-processing and biotechnological research at NIRDA, told Business Times that by addressing the sector’s key challenges, it can meet the local demand and result in exports, thus helping reduce the country’s trade deficit. Read more. Source | New Times