Agriculture Journal

Rwanda’s agricultural performance in the past was characterized by rudimentary methods and very low yields. Food and nutritional insecurity were a common phenomenon. For instance, in 1990 the global hunger Index for Rwanda was 30.5%, a situation that was considered extremely alarming with regards to food access for the population.

Rwanda’s agricultural performance in the past was characterized by rudimentary methods and very low yields. Food and nutritional insecurity were a common phenomenon. For instance, in 1990 the global hunger Index for Rwanda was 30.5%, a situation that was considered extremely alarming with regards to food access for the population.

Needless to say, this further escalated to 37.5% during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At this score, the population was not only hungry; it was starving as agriculture came to a standstill during the genocide. The livestock sector performance was also negatively impacted; as lots of animals were killed or abandoned.

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