Agriculture in
Rwanda

The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Rwanda is aligned with the Government of Rwanda’s Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA IV). AGRA works with partners and the Government of Rwanda to increase incentives for private sector participation and investment into the sector while also enhancing access to finance and markets; the adoption of climate smart technologies and use of inputs (seeds and fertilizer).

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Total Population

12Million

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Population Engaged in Agricultural Activities

70%

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Agriculture Contribution to GDP

33%

Jean Paul Ndagijimana

AGRA Rwanda
Country Manager

Daniel Rukazambuga

Associate Program Officer

Nadine Munezero

Program Coordinator

Barbara Mbabazi

Associate Program Officer

Contact

Rwanda
C/O CIAT – RWANDA
KG 563 ST, Solace Way
P.O. Box 1269, Kigali, Rwanda
Email: info@agra.org

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources

P.O. Box: 621 Kigali – Rwanda
E-mail: info@minagri.gov.rw
Website: www.minagri.gov.rw
TEL: +250 788673779

Address: KG 569 Street, Kigali

Overview

AGRA has worked in Rwanda since 2006 making investments in the areas of inputs and output markets and capacity building in research. In the first decade of our work, we invested US$ 9 in the agricultural sector.

Our Investments

Our strategy and support for Rwanda from 2017 to 2021, built further on previous investments and impact to reach 410,000 smallholder farmers at an estimated cost of $22.8 million – 11.8 million of which have already been secured.

We have prioritized supporting the development of the seed sector given its central place in transforming the Agriculture sector. This is an area in which AGRA has strong comparative advantage to deliver impact.

US$9 million invested in Rwanda's agricultural industry

Early Results

$2.2Million

Invested in 8 grants

69,739

Farmers Committed to Date

18,964

Farmers Equipped with Knowledge & Skills in Yield-Raising Technologies

28,798

Farmers Trained in Post-Harvest Handling & Storage

11,705MT

Blended Fertilizers Processed, Packaged & Sold by Local Blenders

52MT

Certified Bean & Soybean Seeds Produced Locally

Further Resources

Rwanda Operational Plan
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Funding partners

Other Partners