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Rwanda: National Grain Strategic Reserve to Be Decentralised

The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on a move to decentralise the national grain strategic reserve down to the sector level.

The move is expected to enhance food security readiness in case of famine.

Emmanuel Kayiranga, the chairperson of post-harvest handling and storage taskforce at the ministry, said the initiative will not only ensure Rwandans are food secure but also will promote structured grain trade.

"Our farmers used to sell their produce directly after harvesting because they do not have storage facilities. For now, we are setting up needed infrastructure like drying sheds, warehouses for cooperatives. We want every sector to have a grain strategic reserve that will feed a reserve at the district level that will also be used to feed the national reserve," Kayiranga said.


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