The poultry sector in Rwanda is growing rapidly, driven by the rising demand for animal protein and the growing middle class in the region. The government of Rwanda recognizes the significant role that the poultry sector can play in its economy and has outlined its vision in the Livestock Master Plan published in 2017. The plan aims to transform the poultry industry from a subsistence-based sector to a knowledge-intensive and market-oriented sector, with the goal of raising the number of hens from 5.2 million in 2016 to 7.1 million in 2022. The government wants to enhance productivity in three coexisting sub-systems: Improved Traditional Family Chicken, Crossbreed Family Chicken, and Specialized Commercial Chicken production. This transformation is expected to result in a more advanced poultry sector, better income for chicken growers, and improved food and nutrition security for the Rwandan people. Overall, the poultry sector in Rwanda presents great opportunities for foreign and local investors, particularly for Dutch businesses operating in the sector.
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