“The combination of public and private support, coupled with private philanthropic investment, has allowed for this high-risk venture to proceed. This will result in sustainable access to professional farmer services, access to long-term patient capital, and a dedicated market and premium price for high quality tea. The impact from this investment will provide transformational change for generations to come.”
The Nyaruguru Greenfield Development will transform more than 4,200 Has of acidic soils into a high-value crop, creating a biological asset for the farmers. It will also develop 7000 new tea farmers and directly impact more 10,000 new jobs in the District.
In 2017, this Unilever investment was cited as a top source of Foreign Direct Investment by the Government of Rwanda.