Agropharm Africa Ltd
Agropharm Africa Limited, in Musanze District Northern Province, is the only manufacturer of liquid and powder organic and eco-friendly pesticides in Rwanda.
Agropharm Africa Limited manufactures products for use in the agricultural, horticultural, veterinary and public health pest control sectors including mosquito control.
A key botanical insecticide active ingredient is Pyrethrum Pale Extract, containing pyrethrins, from Pyrethrum flowers grown by local farmers and processed locally by SOPYRWA, a subsidiary of Horizon Group Ltd. Over 7,000 farmers from Musanze, Nyabihu, Rubavu, and Burera depend on pyrethrum growing for household income.
Agropharm products that use this powerful non-persistent pesticide include water emulsified concentrates Pyrethrum 5EW & Pyrethrum EWC, Inkuyo Tick Grease and Agrothrin Dust.
Agropharm seeks to develop partnerships with its customers through the provision of technical advice on the most cost effective spraying techniques and guidance on Integrated Pest Management IPM. Similarly, the company has close links with Government and Aid Agencies working towards solutions to control insect pests in ways that minimise risks to operators and the environment as well as providing the nation with cleaner and healthier food.
Local manufacture creates employment, saves valuable foreign exchange and offers a highly flexible customer service. It also allows the development of product formulations tailored to local demands.