Tag: national agricultural export development board
Rwanda has been enjoying high tea prices due to the premium quality of the product for some time now. Recently at the second largest black tea auction in the world, the Mombasa tea auction; a Rwandan tea producer, Gisovu Tea Company Limited fetched the highest price at $5.48 per kilo. CNBC Africa spoke to Sophie Ingabire, Tea Value Chain Officer, National Agricultural Export Development Board for more.
Rwanda targets 46,314 tonnes of horticulture harvest and annual export revenue of about $130 million by 2024. According to projections from the Ministry of Agriculture, horticulture has become an important sector in the Rwandan economy and contributes about 50 per cent of non-traditional exports. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to George William Kayonga, CEO of National Agricultural Export Development Board for more.
Vegetables export revenues in Rwanda grew by 47 per cent in the period July - November 2019 according to the National Agricultural Export Board, CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to the Export Market Development and Innovation Division Manager at the National Agricultural Export Development Board, Cynthia Uwacu for more.
This week it was announced that Rwanda had signed a lifestyle partnership deal with popular French football club, Paris Saint Germain (PSG); part of that deal will see the team's stadium, Parc des Princes, sell Rwandan coffee and tea exclusively to their patrons. Cynthia Uwacu, who's in charge of Export Market Development at the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) joins CNBC Africa for more.
Nyabihu Tea Factory has sold its processed tea at a record price of about $7.22 per kilogram, the highest price in the history of the Mombasa trading where dozens of tea producers from the region sell their tea. Mombasa is the second-largest black tea auction centre in the world after Colombo, Sri-Lanka. International and Regional Marketing Development Specialist at National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Peace Kabanyana joins CNBC Africa for more.
As Rwanda continues to focus on increasing agricultural quality and production, moves are being made to facilitate easier export of goods. One such move was announced this week, with the partnership of Magma Aviation and the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), to launch weekly cargo flights from Kigali directly to Liege, Belgium. CEO of the Board, Ambassador George William Kayonga joins CNBC Africa for more.
How Rwanda is empowering its small coffee producers, reducing reliance on international coffee markets
At the top of the year it was announced by National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) that the farm gate price of coffee dropped from last year to this season, leaving local coffee farmers and producers no choice but to adapt to the international market prices. This development only adds to other challenges being faced by the industry and today. To see how they suggest these setbacks can be overcome but the small and medium players in the sector, country Manager of Challenges Group, Neil Walker joins CNBC Africa for more.