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Rwanda Agrofood 2024: Uniting the World in Agricultural Advancement

In a monumental stride towards agricultural transformation, Rwanda is poised to host the prestigious Rwanda Agrofood 2024, an international trade fair and conference dedicated to revolutionizing the agrifood sector. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant Kigali Convention Center, this landmark event, scheduled from August 20 to 22, promises to be a catalyst for unprecedented growth and innovation in agriculture and food production, not only in Rwanda but also across neighboring regions.

A Confluence of Visionaries:

Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in collaboration with International Fairs and Promotions (IFP) and the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB), Rwanda Agrofood 2024 is set to convene a diverse array of stakeholders. From government dignitaries to international industry leaders, from local farmers to global technology providers, the event will serve as a nexus for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and transformative action.

Jean Claude Ndorimana, Director General for Animal Resources Development at MINAGRI, underscores the event’s pivotal role in realizing Rwanda’s agricultural vision. He emphasizes that Rwanda Agrofood 2024, in partnership with IFP, will showcase over 100 prominent companies, spotlighting cutting-edge equipment and technologies essential for agricultural and animal resource development.

Empowering Local Enterprises:

Ndorimana highlights a unique opportunity for local farmers and agribusiness professionals to forge invaluable connections. By interacting directly with exhibitors, farmers can access essential equipment and resources without the need to traverse overseas. This localized approach not only streamlines operations but also fosters indigenous innovation, empowering Rwandan agriculture to flourish on the global stage.

Moreover, Rwandan farmers and entrepreneurs will showcase their products, unveiling a treasure trove of culinary delights to captivate international markets. From aromatic coffees to exquisite teas, Rwanda’s rich bounty is primed to captivate discerning palates worldwide, fostering cross-border trade and economic prosperity.

A Platform for Mutual Learning:

Margrete Jibril, Managing Director of IFP Rwanda, underscores the invaluable opportunity for mutual learning embedded within Rwanda Agrofood 2024. Attendees stand to gain insights from exhibitors, harnessing expertise to propel their agricultural endeavors to new heights. Jibril emphasizes the significance of local solutions, advocating for collaborative partnerships that bridge knowledge gaps and promote sustainable practices.

Elevating Tourism and Economic Growth:

Frank Murangwa, Director of Destination Marketing at RCB, underscores the multifaceted impact of Rwanda Agrofood 2024 on tourism and economic development. By attracting participants from around the globe, the event not only enhances Rwanda’s reputation as a premier MICE destination but also generates revenue streams vital for national prosperity. Murangwa envisions a ripple effect, whereby innovation and knowledge acquired during the exhibition cascade throughout the agricultural value chain, enriching farmers and entrepreneurs alike.

As Rwanda prepares to welcome the world to Rwanda Agrofood 2024, anticipation mounts for a convergence of minds, ideas, and opportunities. Against the backdrop of Rwanda’s breathtaking landscapes and unwavering commitment to progress, this landmark event symbolizes a bold step towards a future where agriculture thrives, communities prosper, and sustainable development reigns supreme. Join us in Kigali as we embark on a journey of discovery, collaboration, and transformation, charting a course towards a brighter, more resilient agrifood landscape for generations to come.

original article was written by Patrick Nzabonimpa

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