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Rwanda Livestock Industry Receives a Major Boost through establishment of a 4,500Ha Cattle and Goats Estate in Bugesera District, Eastern Province

19 October 2015

The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has forged a public-private partnership to put up a livestock estate on a 4,500 ha of land in Eastern province. The project which aims at increasing beef production by integrating forage production, cattle and goat rearing - on a sustainable commercial basis-represents a hallmark of the government’s deliberate efforts to promote livestock as a source of livelihood for poor households.

It is envisioned that the project will result in production of quality meat for local consumption and export of both live cattle and goats and value added products such as processed meat, hides and skins and leather goods targeted at both domestic and export market. The project which has attracted both local and international investors is expected to reduce the import bill of meat products in Rwanda majorly from Kenya and South Africa to feed a burgeoning local middle class and expatriate community.



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