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Rwanda's tea export earnings more than double to $18.8m in first quarter of 2016

Published on April 29, 2016

Rwanda’s tea export receipts more than doubled to $18.8 million (Rwf14.9 billion) during the first three months of 2016, up from $7.1 million during the same period last year, a report by the National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) has indicated.

According to the report, Rwanda exported 6,811,095 million kilos of tea during the first quarter of the year, fetching about $18.8 million. The performance was largely attributed to the establishment of Muganza Kivu Tea Factory in Nyaruguru District, Southern Province, and three other processing plants in Karongi, Mushubi, and Rutsiro that “were instrumental in encouraging farmers to increase both production and quality”.
NAEB targets to increase tea export earnings to $94.9 million by 2018. Read more. Source | New Times