Sericulture: A growth sector

In Rwanda around 100 women groups in 15 different regions have increased incomes as a result of the country’s drive to establish a modern sericulture industry. The initiative focuses on rearing silkworms and distributing seeds and plants, such as mulberries, to feed them. Rwandan silk is now exported to Canada, India and the US.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.