Privi has setup its first foreign entity in Rawanda. Privi Life Sciences (Rawanda) Limited was incorporated in 2018 with a focus to supplement the farming community with products and resources to manage the challenges of low levels of productivity for crops due to low input use, poor production techniques and inefficient farming practices. The use of chemical fertilizers in Rwanda saw a steady rise in 2007 when the Government of Rwanda (GoR) started the Crop Intensification Program.
Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. Agriculture is the main economic activity in Rwanda with 70% of the population engaged in the sector, and around 72% of the working population employed in agriculture. The period for cultivation can be divided into the first cultivable season (from September to January) and the second cultivable season (from February to June). In the marshlands, where water is abundant, there is also a third agricultural season for the cultivation of rice and vegetables.
The agricultural sector accounts for 33% of the national GDP . In general, Rwanda's GDP has been growing at the rate of 7% since 2014. Tea and coffee are the major exports while plantains, cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes, maize and beans are the most productive crops. Rwanda exports dry beans, potatoes, maize, rice, cassava flour, maize flour, poultry and live animals within Eastern Africa. Due to the strong link between agriculture and poverty, the challenges in the agriculture sector are also drivers of rural poverty. Despite remarkable improvements over recent years, the agricultural sector in Rwanda still faces many challenges:
Privi Life Sciences (Rawanda) Limited
Kigali, Nyarugenge, Umujyi wa Kigali
PO Box 273