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Rwandan chili production is booming, prices are rising

Published May 27, 2023

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The market volume for Rwandan chili peppers is increasing, with both domestic and foreign demand strong, said Jean-Claude Niyomugabo, co-founder of Speke Farms. Rwandan chili cultivation is developing favorably due to the favorable climate and stable sanitary conditions, explained Jean Claude. Chili production in Rwanda is doing well, especially with varieties such as 'Bird's Eye', which is tolerant to viruses and pests such as the moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta.

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The market volume for Rwandan chili peppers is increasing, with both domestic and foreign demand strong, said Jean-Claude Niyomugabo, co-founder of Speke Farms. Chili cultivation in Rwanda is developing favorably due to the favorable climate and stable sanitary conditions Jean Claude explained. Chili production in Rwanda is doing well, especially with varieties such as 'Bird's Eye', which is tolerant to viruses and pests such as the moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. Rwanda's weather and climate are favorable for the cultivation of chili, as the plant needs an adequate amount of water. Phytosanitary conditions are also good as all chilli farms are registered and inspected by the Rwanda Regulatory, Competition and Consumer Authority (RICA). However, in some areas the Habanero variety is susceptible to PVY (Potato Virus Y) and FCM (Thaumatotibia leucotreta), which makes it difficult to grow it outdoors. However, it can be well maintained, controlled and excellently grown in the ...
Source: AgroForum
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