What we do
Horizon SOPYRWA has over 5,600 hectares dedicated to pyrethrum cultivation. A total of seven large cooperatives are involved in the production of this important cash crop. Over 37,000 families in Musanze derive their livelihoods from the production of pyrethrum.
There are three core processes in Horizon SOPYRWA’s production and processing of pyrethrum, which include:Crop Production
- Factory Production
- Crop Production
Role of Research
The role of research is very critical in the different stages of pyrethrum production. It informs our activities at the crop production stage when it comes to producing good quality and high yield pyrethrum. During the processing stage, pyrethrum extract is very closely monitored by sampling at all stages to ensure high recoveries of pyrethrin. Sampling and analysis is undertaken by the HORIZON SOPYRWA laboratory on site, and is based on the High
Performance Liquid Chromatography (HLPC) method. Research is also an important component regarding our marketing, and informs and influences our market expansion.