Farming for impact - a case study of smallholder agriculture in Rwanda

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Willoughby, Robin ; Forsythe, Lora (2012)
  • Publisher: Concern Worldwide
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This case study demonstrates that with targeted support and favourable policy conditions, resource-poor farmers can increase their productivity and contribute to hunger and poverty reduction goals. Findings indicate that the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has invested in smallholder farming and as a result, agricultural productivity and output has increased in the country. These increases have partially insulated Rwanda from food price spikes in East Africa and led to general food availability increasing in the country.
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    1 International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, Washington D.C.: IMF, 2011

    2 Ibid

    3 World Bank, Rwanda Economic Outlook: Seeds of Change, Kigali: World Bank, 2011

    4 Ibid

    5 International Monetary Fund (IMF) and MINECOFIN, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Progress Report, IMF: Washington D.C, 2011, p. 36

    6 Ibid, p.36

    7 Government of Rwanda, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy, Kigali: Government of Rwanda, 2007, p.13

    8 Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC), National Social Protection Strategy, Kigali: Government of Rwanda, January 2011, p.11

    9 Ibid

    12 World Bank, op cit, 2011 and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture in Rwanda - Phase II (PSTA-II), Kigali: Government of Rwanda, February 2009

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