(Source: The NewTimes)
The agricultural exports body has embarked on a nationwide exercise to register horticulture exporters as it moves to strengthen collaboration with sector players to ensure quality and boost competitiveness.
“The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) wishes to informs its esteemed partners and exporters of vegetables, fruits and flowers (fresh or dried) or those who plan to start such export to register at NAEB, a notice issued by the export body on December 28 reads in part. It added that this (list of exporters) will serve as reference and basis to draw strategies and also help to strengthen collaboration with the aim of boosting volumes and quality of horticultural exports from Rwanda by complying with export market requirements.
Commenting on the initiative, Eric Ruganintwari, the head of quality assurance at the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), said the exercise is designed to bring together... Read more
This article (PDF) in Rural21 Journal assesses the impact of horticultural exports on food security in the exporting country. Horticultural produce is mostly destined for high-income countries and it contributes to food intake there, however it is unclear what their food security consequences are in the countries of origin. Many countries that have become important suppliers of horticulture produce to the world market – such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru and India – have high rates of poverty and food insecurity within their borders, and especially so in rural areas. In this article, a variety of direct and indirect effects of horticultural exports on food security in these exporting countries are discussed. Four components of food security are considered: food availability, food access, food utilisation and stability. The authors conclu
Proxifresh Rwanda Ltd, a company that has been exporting French beans since 2014. The company is based at Kigali Special Economic Zone.
Proxifresh, a Mauritian company, is the first firm to engage in exporting Rwanda grown French beans, according to the National Agriculture Exports Development Board (NAEB).
For more, read http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-01-30/207552
In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organised a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Various stakeholders from the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers attended the seminar to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
For those that could not attend, here are the presentations:
Access to Finance for SMEs in Zambia
Roveg Fruit BV - Netherlands (Potential Market)
Private Sector Development Tools: Dutch Support to Promote Bilateral Trade and Cooperation
The Dutch and European Horticulture Markets: Where are the best opportunities?
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs: PUM Netherlan
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources yesterday launched a new online portal expected to reduce the cost of importing and exporting agricultural produce.
The innovation, according to State Minister for Agriculture Tony Nsanganira, is a double win for importers and exporters of plants/plants materials, animals/animal products and agrichemicals in Rwanda.
It means they will be able to spend less time and spend less when acquiring import and export permits.
The ministry developed the portal through a direct project funding of $150, 000 secured from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) a regional trade facilitation institution, Nsanganira told The New Times yesterday.
He lauded the new development, saying that, “ICT is no longer an option but a necessity for economic development. We can hardly do without it. We rely on the ICTs for almost all our daily activit... Read more
International Trade Show on Agriculture & Poultry, Farming & Veterinary
Rwanda’s horticulture industry fetched more than $6.1 million (Rwf4.7 billion) in the 11 months to November 2015, an increase from $4.3 million realised in the same period in 2014. This was an increase of 41.3 per cent, according to National Agricultural Exports Board report released last week.
Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 16 from 18 - 20 March 2016, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. The Exhibition will attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
Do you want to export fresh fruit to Europe? Make sure you know all about the requirements your product has to comply with, before trying to contact European buyers. For example requirements
related to plant health, contaminants and labelling. Read more on the website of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries!
I got this list of 10 most advanced countries in agriculture. I checked for countries in our network, but only Indonesia is there after China, India, USA, but before Brazil, Turkey and Japan. The text is short: "Number four goes out to Indonesia which has almost half of its population working tirelessly in the agricultural sector. The country is a major exporter of things like natural rubber, coffee, spices, cacao and many more."
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Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain
My name is Edd Colbert and I am a researcher working for an NGO in the UK called Feedback (www.feedbackglobal.org). Today I share with you a recent report (attached) produced by Feedback entitled Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain.
Feedback have been investigating food waste in Kenya for the last three years, however the most recent visit occurred in December when we met many exporters and farmers to better understand the social and economic impacts of food waste in this supply chain. We got a lot of support from AgriProFocus Kenya to interact with the exporters and farmers.
The main results from the research concluded that:
· All of the farmers and exporters interviewed for this report expressed having experienced problems with food being rejected on the grounds of cosmetic specifications.
· All farmers interviewed had experienced financial... Read more
Europe offers opportunities for agriculture export companies from Rwanda. But where exactly are these opportunities? Which products are in demand? Where to find buyers? And what requirements do these European buyers have?
The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) publishes information that can help Rwandan companies answer these questions. On their market information platform you can find publications about the most promising European markets, trends, buyer requirements, convincing buyers and more.
The platform includes information for companies that want to export for example coffee, tea, fresh fruit, vegetables, natural ingredients and nuts to Europe.
Want to know more? Have a look at this animation!
Our Country Network Coordinator for Kenya, Amos Thiongo, was interviewed for the article that was published in a special magazine on Food Chains by ViceVersa, the Dutch Magazine on Development Cooperation.
"What is the use of rejecting vegetables because they don't meet the cosmetic requirements while there is nothing wrong with them?" Amos Thiongo
Food waste is an outrage, says Amos, who has already done a lot in Kenya to raise awareness on the subject. The discussion on waste that he started on the AgriProFocus-platform provoked many reactions from farmers, businesses and organisations, acknowledging there is a problem.
To raise awareness among... Read more
Traditional agricultural exports were done 23% in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the Bank of Mozambique. Falling world prices meant tobacco exports were down 40% and sugar 8% down. But bananas have become a major export. The prawn catch is down from 6160 tonnes in 2010 to 3555 tonnes last year, due to overfishing (O Pais 10 April). The first export data for 2014 are given in the Bank of Mozambique's "Conjuntura Economica e Perspectivas de Inflacao - Abril de 2015"
This news item is from Joe Hanlon's Newsletters. Read previous newsletters and other Mozambique material are posted on bit.ly/mozamb
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Millennium Leadership Forum invites you to the 2nd Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum. Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London - 30-31st May 2015
The Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum is an international forum for world-class agro-processing, agro-trade companies; Academic, Policy Makers, Key Ministers of Agriculture, Trade, Chief Executives, leading Managers, Quality Control and Agrotrade experts globally.
Sponsored by Agricultural Development Bank,... Read more
Ethiopia is to begin the export of around 180,000ql of teff flour, one of the country’s major food staples by the next fiscal year, following the embar... Read more