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Rwanda

Overview

In 2014, a National Agribusiness Strategy was launched to boost the sector and improve its local and international competitiveness. The objectives of the strategy include removing barriers and providing incentives for private-sector investment in agriculture, and helping value chains and agribusiness support systems become more competitive and adaptable. The 2nd Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS-2, 2013-2018) is the overarching national strategy that the agriculture strategy operates within, and the EDPRS-2 also includes a Plan for Transformation of Agriculture (PTSA-3), which also runs from 2013 to 2018. 

The Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) has further established the Investment Support Unit (ISU) to enable a stronger focus on promotion, and support, of investment in the agriculture sector. 

The Government of Rwanda has prioritized the following value chains: horticulture, maize, rice, soya beans, and tea.

Grow Africa Priority Activities in Rwanda

  • Grow Africa is prioritising the horticulture value chain in Rwanda, in alignment with the Government of Rwanda’s focus and private sector interest.

In support of the government of Rwanda’s priority value chains, Grow Africa prioritises work in the horticulture value chain in Rwanda, National Agricultural Export Development Boardand Sustainable Trade Initiatives (IDH). Grow Africa has worked with the Rwanda Horticulture Working Group (RHWG), since 2016.  Grow Africa has worked to ensure participation of the private sector in this group, and will continue to work with the horticulture sector to build a better investment climate. 

Key Results
  • Grow Africa is prioritising the horticulture value chain in Rwanda, in alignment with the Government of Rwanda’s focus and private sector interest.