Rwanda Cross-Border Trade AnalysisMar 11, 2013
This study assesses trade between Rwanda and its four cross-border neighboring countries:
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania, and Uganda, and focuses on staple
crops (maize, wheat, beans, Irish potatoes, cassava and rice), livestock (cattle, milk, eggs), and
agricultural inputs (fertilizer, seed). The analysis examines cross-border trade, where appropriate,
through four lenses: price, processing potential, seasonality, and trader demographics, to uncover
unfilled demand in cross-border markets and to outline trade opportunities for actors along
agricultural value chains in Rwanda.