Rwanda to stop rice imports to boost local production

PUBLISHED: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:28:10 GMT


For years, Rwanda has been spending on rice imports to satisfy the growing demand for this convenience food especially in urban areas. However the country plans to stop importing rice by 2018 to help reduce the trade deficit, to achieve this particular target, access to farm inputs has been made easy for the crop growers in efforts to boost local production.

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