The European Union has announced a call for proposals for projects that aim at unlocking Rwanda’s potential in horticulture and coffee value chains.
The €7.68 million (approximately Rwf7.7bn) programme is the latest in a series of financial support from the EU to the country’s agriculture sector under the €204 million agreement with Rwanda.
It aims to ensure supply of safe products to local, regional and international markets.
Divided into two lots, the first lot has €4.68 million earmarked as support to horticultural high-value chains, SME- and agribusiness development. The second lot has €3 million to enhance coffee value chain.
The applications are open from December 16, 2018 to March 27, 2019 with EU officials saying that potential beneficiaries have enough time to articulate how they seek to transform the horticulture and coffee farming businesses.