National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB)

The National Agricultural Export Development Board(NAEB) is dedicated to improving the Rwanda economy through increased agricultural exports. NAEB supports the production of coffee in Rwanda by marketing and promoting the export of coffee, providing technical assistance and planting materials to farmers, and participating in the development of coffee-related policies and strategies. Through the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, NAED supports Rwandan coffee farmers to increase their yields and quality of coffee they produce.

Statement of support

“Coffee is a critically important commercial crop in Rwanda. It plays a major role in the economy of the country, contributing significantly to foreign exchange earnings and to the monetisation of the rural economy. More than 355,000 small holder farm families produce and depend on it for their livelihoods. We have an obligation to these farmers, their lands and the economy of our country to ensure the continued sustainability of the industry. As a country we are pleased to join the Sustainable Coffee Challenge and commit to supporting Rwandan coffee farmers to increase their yields and quality of coffee they produce.” Ambassador Bill Kayonga, Chief Executive Officer

Government Agency
Action Networks
Partner Since June 2016

Our Commitments

Develop new high yielding coffee varieties resistant to pests and disease. NAEB has mou with world coffee research to introduce new coffee varieties and test them in Rwanda for their resistance to coffee pests and diseases. This activity will also be carried out in collaboration with RAB which has the research in its mandate. RAB will avail land and research staff while NAEB and WCR will fund.

In partnership with: Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), World Coffee Research (WCR)

Target date 2020
Countries targeted Rwanda