Pineapple

  • Pineapple is a significant horticultural crop in Rwanda, grown in all the provinces of Rwanda as shown on the map (right)
  • Almost all pineapples grown in Rwanda are of Cayenne smooth variety and there is also MD2 variety. Pineapple is planted in all the Provinces but the actual planting initiatives are more concentrated in the Eastern Province
  • In 2008, the total production was estimated at 31,261 MT and the projections are 112,000 MT (with yield of 16MT/ha)  by the year 2012.
  • Processing is done either at small scale locally (individuals, associations or cooperatives) or by big units (e.g. Inyange Industries, Urwibutso and Shekina)

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