New Government Initiative to benefit 9,000 Farmers in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda and Africa Improved Foods (AIF) signed a new joint venture deal on Tuesday to produce fortified foods in the country. The deal is expected to benefit more than 9,000 farmers in the country.

According to Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, Rwanda’s Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, the project is also expected to create jobs and offer a stable and sustainable source of income to soya farmers.

“The initiative will help fight malnutrition by providing enhanced nutritional foods for vulnerable groups, including the rural poor,” Mukeshimana said in a statement yesterday.

“The government is also committed to ensuring that the Rwandan population accesses nutritional foods,” the minister said in the statement.

Construction of the factory will commence before the end of this year in the Kigali Special Economic Zone. The project is expected to serve more than one million people annually by 2017.

Source: New Times Rwanda

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