KIGALI, 3 March 2021 – Rwandan products, including coffee, tea and kawah, are now trading online in Singapore after debuting Monday on Singapore’s leading online supermarkets, Rec’Mart and Shopee SG.
The platform makes Rwandese products available not only for customers in Singapore but to a worldwide market.
The partnership with Singapore will allow Rwandan suppliers to connect directly with buyers.
Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Singapore Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye announced the news on his Twitter handle Tuesday.
The development is expected to expand Rwandan exports of the products available online as well as boost incomes for farmers in Rwanda.
Coffee and tea are among Rwanda’s leading foreign exchange revenue earners.
Rwandese coffee exports to Singapore in 2020 stood at 825,143 kilograms, according to data from the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB).
Rwandan coffee exports fetched $2.79 million in earnings in 2020, according to NAEB.