AGRICULTURE Tag

Gahara (Rwanda) (AFP) Inside a metal shed in southeastern Rwanda, Nicholas Hitimana brandished a plastic container holding a green liquid: geranium essential oil, freshly distilled and ready for export at more than $200 (175 euros) a kilo. The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda, Hitimana said he understood over a decade ago “the need to develop high-value crops” in his hilly nation of just 2.6 million hectares (6.4 million acres). Agriculture accounts for nearly a third of GDP and employs four-fifths of the population and, as a result, there isRead More