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Sugar industry of Rwanda

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Legacy Production:
– Kabuye Sugar Works divested to Madhvani Group of Uganda post-1994 Rwandan genocide
– Factory produces 10,000-15,000 metric tonnes of brown sugar annually
– Imports sugar from Uganda, China, and South America

New Planned Production:
– Madhvani Group plans to increase Kabuye production to 55,000 metric tonnes yearly
– Investment of US$75 million for upgrade, including co-generation power station and ethanol facility
– Discussions held between Rwandan government and Madhvani Group for expansion
– Memorandum signed with Mauritius investors for new sugar factory in Eastern Province
– New facility planned for 100,000 metric tonnes annual capacity

See Also:
– Economy of Rwanda
– Agriculture in Rwanda

– Kanamugire, Johnson (30 August 2016). New entrant buoys Rwanda sugarcane farmers hopes for better pay.
– Ntirenganya, Emmanuel (8 August 2016). Mauritian investors to construct sugar factory in Eastern Province.
– Behar, Romain (2006-08-26). Français: Echantillons de différents sucres.
– Editorial (13 September 2017). Madhvani Group to invest Rwf60 billion in Kabuye sugar plant.
– Matsiko, Philomena (2 May 2017). Why price of refined sugar has surged across East Africa.

Rwanda produces the least quantity of granular brown sugar among four of the six countries of the East African Community, namely Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, accounting for about 12,000 metric tonnes annually as of August 2016. With national consumption measured at 90,000 metric tonnes annually in 2016, it is expected that by 2020, annual consumption will have reached 160,000 metric tonnes, costing over US$150 million to import.[needs update]

Champ de canne à sucre 2
Sucre blanc cassonade complet rapadura
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