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Agriculture in Rwanda accounts for a third of Rwanda’s GDP; constitutes the main economic activity for the rural households (especially women) and remains their main source of income. Today, the agricultural population is estimated to be a little less than 80% of the total population. The sector meets 90% of the national food needs and generates more than 50% of the country’s export revenues.

In the short and medium term, Rwanda intends to continue focusing its efforts on the traditional cash crops of Tea and Coffee and pyrethrum, as well as on the nascent, non-traditional horticultural crops & plants, including various Fruits & Vegetables; Flowers (mainly fresh roses); Essential Oils (Pyrethrum; Patchouli; etc.), Stevia, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish.

Key Targets

Agriculture is supposed to grow from 5.8% to 8.5% p.a by 2018, people living under primarily agriculture sector to reduce from 34% to 25% with focus on agro processing, exports to increase in average from 19.2% to 28% p.a and imports to be maintained at 17% average growth.

Investment process (Road map for Agribusiness investment Facilitation)

The roadmap details the agriculture investment process from the perspective of the RDB, mapping processes related to Origination, Information gathering, Evaluation, Decision to invest, Implementation and Aftercare. For more details, please open the link below:

Roadmap for Agribusiness Investment facilitation

Incentives Offered to investors in Agriculture

Tax exemption is applied on imported goods (Machinery and raw materials, privileges on movable properties and equipment.

Aftercare service is provided to all registered companies in agriculture sector through Key Account Management Concept  (KAMs) to fast track projects’ implementation process.

For more details please refer to Infopack and Investment code

Contact us

For any further details/information you may require, please contact:

Agriculture Development Department
Rwanda development Board

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