The Rwandan government has signed a joint fertilizer partnership deal with two private companies, Agro Processing Trust Corporation and Moroccan Company, OCP Africa to build a new fertiliser making plant which will help reduce costs and increase the supply of fertilizer. This is expected to kick off before the year runs out.
The facility is expected to blend not less than 100,000 tonnes of fertilisers, and when compared with Rwanda’s annual demand for fertilisers at 53,000 tonnes, the country will be having a surplus of fertilisers, which will possibly expose the country to the exportation of fertilizers.
“This project aims to bring fertilisers close to farmers. There will no longer be importation of fertilisers,” Charles Bucagu, Deputy Director General of Agriculture Research and Technology Transfer at RAB said.
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