Project Document on the A-WEAI
Rwanda’s National Gender Policy requires all sectors to have a gender mainstreaming strategy. The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) developed its Gender Strategy in 2010 with a view to ensuring that both men and women get equal access and opportunities in agriculture related interventions. Different interventions were designed to implement the above-mentioned strategy.
MINAGRI Communications Strategy
The Agriculture Information and Communication Programme (AICP) is the key communications unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). It`s role is to ensure that agricultural knowledge and information is regularly and timely collected and then produced, processed, adapted, stored, shared and disseminated to its audiences.
Institutional Assessment of MINAGRI & its Agencies
This paper reports the results of an institutional assessment of MINAGRI and its agencies (RAB and NAEB) made from June-August 2017 to determine whether Minagri and its implementing agencies are fit-for-purpose to deliver the PSTA 4. It makes recommendations for how to increase the capacity of the system to deliver PSTA 4, taking a systemic approach.
Kitchen Garden Guidelines
Kitchen Gardens are the launching point for directly addressing agriculture’s role in improving nutritional outcomes at household level through two critical pathways: own production – own consumption and female empowerment. Gardens around the home are traditionally managed by women and serve as the most direct and daily source for complementary foods to staple crops grown in their field plots.
Concept Note on Leveraging the AAA Initiative
The high-level initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA) for Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change and Food Insecurity was launched in 2016 by the Moroccan presidency in advance of COP22 - the 22nd Conference of the Parties within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Exploring the Establishment of an Agriculture Policy Research Network
The 2004 National Agriculture Policy (NAP) calls for “a radical change of approach” to transform and modernise Rwandan agriculture through “the development of a modernized and diversified agriculture” that abandons traditional subsistence practices and is better adapted to markets. Strategies identified to achieve this transformation include:
Climate Risk Assessment of Agriculture in Rwanda
This report presents a climate risk assessment / risk screening of the impacts and opportunities for climate change for agriculture in Rwanda. The assessment has been based on a review of the academic and grey literature. It has assessed how potential climate risks – from current climate variability and future climate change - could affect current sector development plans and investment strategies.
Environment Mainstreaming Action Plan
This mainstreaming action plan was commissioned by Agri-TAF to enable environment and climate change analysis to be integrated into sector projects, programmes, plans and policies. It identifies climate and environmental risks, and the provisions necessary to ensure that sector activities are environmentally sustainable, climate resilient and contribute to low carbon development pathways.
Scoping Report on Resource Mobilisation for Environmental Mainstreaming
This report was commissioned by Agri-TAF to improve the team’s understanding of the availability of and modalities of accessing external sources of finance for mainstreaming environment and climate change into agriculture development in Rwanda. With a number of major investment programmes drawing to a close, the Ministry is keen to identify and tap into new sources of financial support.
Assessment of mobile technology for front line extension agents
The European Union (EU) earmarked funds for the purchase of mobile phones for frontline extension agents, particularly Farmer Promoters (FPs) and Farmer Field School Facilitators (FFS Facilitators) who are supported through the Twigire Muhinzi extension programme. The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) requested the Agriculture Technical Assistance Facility (Agri-TAF) to assess the feasibility,