Traders’ efforts are weighed down by the fact that they have to use their valuable time and capital to purchase third currencies.
Districts of the capital namely Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge accounted for 81 per cent of FDI projects, 72 per cent of investments, and 82 per cent of projected jobs over the period 2016–2022.
Ongoing crisis left countries with little to show for many years of pledged investment in the agriculture transformation to boost local supply of key food items and agriculture commodities.
Rwanda is among 10 countries with the highest food price inflation globally in the latest World Bank assessment released on February 27
Effects of rising inflation could undermine the hard-won socio-economic gains registered over the recent years, if not properly addressed.
According to the treasury, impact of inflation on food prices will require mitigating policies to reduce the impact on affected households especially the poor, while the general increase in prices is also exerting pressure on budget expenditures.
With population inching closer to 13 million and high fertility rates (above four children per woman), in addition to factors like inheritance and urbanization, many Rwandan families are left with too tiny or without land space to do farming, hence can barely produce enough to eat.
Over 2.5 million learners at all levels of primary education were added to the school meal program last year when government expanded school feeding in drive to improve education quality, tackle dropout rates and malnutrition.
Rwanda is among 10 countries with the highest food price inflation globally in the latest World Bank assessment.
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Food items and other essentials are more expensive in rural areas as rural CPI increased the most by 22.5 per cent on annual basis compared to 15.6 per cent in urban areas.