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Public-private partnership to boost silk output
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The Rwanda Horticulture Development Authority (RHODA) and one of the biggest textile manufacturers in Rwanda; UTEXRWA are collaborating on a programme to increase silk production in the country by training people in sericulture.

The first of its kind 30-day training workshop concluded recently which was attended by 50 people from nine silk cooperatives and the next workshop with the same number of people will commence next month.

This training program will help boost silk output in the country as well as provide and help boost incomes for people involved in sericulture activities. At present only 300 hectares is utilized under sericulture activities and the demand in the country can take up to 1,000 hectares.

Giving details about the workshop to fibre2fashion, Dr Pontiano Nemeye, Sericulture Consultant at RHODA said, “We are developing sericulture industry in Rwanda and it is still in its infancy stages. Rwanda is an ideal country for sericulture owing to its favourable climate (not too hot & not too cold, cheap labour etc.).

“Cocoon production is however still in its infancy stages and is trying to mobilize farmers and cooperatives to rear silkworms continuously (6-8 cycles per year). This entails capacity building, logistical and technical support, among others.

“UTEXRWA is a private textile company involved in production of fabrics of all types. Currently, they buy fresh cocoons from our farmers, dry the cocoons, reel them to produce raw silk yarn and an assortment of other value added silk products”, he concluded by saying.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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