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Rwanda now largest consumer of wheat in region

Published on February 03, 2016

Rwanda has become the largest consumer of wheat in East Africa.

The government, together with the World Bank, is to fund the sector with the aim of putting more land under wheat cultivation.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industries Eammanuel Hategeka said the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has been distributing new hybrid seeds to farmers — a project started in 2012. The project seeks to ensure that milling companies bake with locally produced wheat.

Mr Hategeka said millers are importing most of the wheat they use from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Russia. Read more. Source | East African