Supporting market-oriented farming, improving farmers' incomes and welfare

Agriculture is current the second largest contributor to the Rwandan economy with share of 33% and growth of 5.8 % over last several years.

Agriculture is current the second largest contributor to the Rwandan economy with share of 33% and growth of 5.8 % over last several years.

The strategic plan for agriculture transformation PSTA is aiming to transform agriculture sector from subsistence to market oriented agriculture. To reach this goal, basic production infrastructure, professional farmer’s organization, value chain approach, markets and strong institutions need to be in place.

In the last 10 years, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been trying to well align its support and development agenda to all of above government main challenges and one of its interventions is the Smallholder Market Oriented Agriculture Project (SMAP).