Rwanda

Good practices protect Rwanda from food prices spikes

Sources
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original

Listen to the News

04/05/2011

World food prices are at an all time high according to the World Bank. Prices are up almost 50% since June, and that's pushed an estimated 40 million additional people into poverty. But the tiny African republic of Rwanda is weathering the food crisis better than expected according to Agriculture Minister, Agnes Kalibata. Jacob Fenton spoke with her in Washington, D.C. during the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings. Kalibata says her country is helping small farmers invest in agriculture, insulating the country from price spikes.

Duration: 4'03" Source: IMF