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We provide high-quality Rwanda pyrethrum to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda pyrethrum from family growers in the country.

Rwanda pyrethrum (pyrethrins), locally known as ibireti in Kinyarwanda and pareto in regional Swahili, is one of the three major commercial cash crops of the country. This insecticide-producing chrysanthemum-family crop is third after coffee and tea as the primary agricultural exports. Rwanda is the number two pyrethrum producing nation with a worldwide market share of 15 percent. The flowering crop grows mainly in the Northern Province. The leading districts that produce it from across the nation include Musanze, Nyabihu, Rubavu and Burera. About 10,000 family growers in the country have adopted pyrethrum and have joined cooperative societies.

The original home of pyrethrum was the Balkans where chrysanthemum plants first grew. The plant came to East Africa through settlers in Kenya and Tanzania in the 1930s.

We export Rwanda pyrethrum to the country’s traditional markets including the United States, the EU and Asia. We source and harvest the raw crop from family growers from the northern region. We draw contracts with farmers with less than 2 acres which they maintain under farmyard manure. To keep the natural insecticide from the plant pure, our sources minimize on pesticide use.

We harvest Rwanda pyrethrum for the production of pyrethrins early in the morning. We use well-trained workers who cut every flower head by hand with garden scissors. They retain a section of the stem for handling. They then put the harvested stalks into burlap sacks before delivery to the processing venue.

We cure the harvested Rwanda pyrethrum upside down inside our warehouses. We keep the white flower blooms dipped in water during this wet-drying period. After 48 hours, we re-dry them without water. The lowered moisture levels help to boost the levels of pyrethrin compounds to 1.8 percent in each stem.

We process Rwanda pyrethrum through several stages beginning with the crushing of the dried blooms. We first of all put them into a palletizer which squeezes sap from the crushed pieces. The sap is usually thick and black with hints of tar. It contains 30 percent freed pyrethrin compounds.

We go through another round of processing to reduce the high level of vegetable resins, wax and colorants that make the pyrethrum thick. The removal of the impurities helps to recover the strong nature of pure pyrethrin. We refine the now less gluey liquid so that the pyrethrins can climb to 20 or 55 percent in concentration. We clarify the liquid so that it attains its recognizable amber color. We get ready to pack it: once it reaches your destination, you can opt to blend it with other substances for different types of insecticides.

Our packed Rwanda pyrethrum is either powder or liquid. Our liquid form product comes in 25-kilo plastic drums. The powder is available in jute bags in the same unit size as the liquid of 25 kilos. We stick self-adhesive information labels on each of the packages. The labels indicate the 100 percent natural pyrethrin ingredients, the net weight, the packing date, the expiry date and the country of origin.

We store Rwanda pyrethrum in a cool, dry storage environment of 5 to 15 degrees Celsius modified temperatures. For the unprocessed flowers, we keep them dipped in water at below zero temperatures (-2 to -5 degrees Celsius) before the extraction starts.

We transport Rwanda pyrethrum to Kigali International Airport on the same day of processing.  The packages usually make it to your destination in the space of 24 to 48 hours after dispatch.

If you are therefore looking forward to what used to be and still is one of the significant sources of revenue for African farmers, then you need to try our Rwanda pyrethrum. We obtain our blooms from only Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified family growers in the country. We process the product under phytosanitary terms. We also keep quality by certifying the product with the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) at the point of exit. You can expect the packages to reach you in the correct tonnage as we always go for surplus. Our prices too come as both affordable and fair to suit your budgetary needs. Make an order today!

 

 


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