Policy Support and Governance

Strengthening linkages between small actors and buyers in the roots and tubers sector in Africa. Rwanda

Issue paper

Rwanda is the sixth largest producer of potatoes in Africa, and the Irish potato is one of the most important crop in the country. Small scale farmers and food enterprises though strong contenders for regional and domestic market opportunities, have difficulties entering the value chain. To unleash their potential, the African Roots and Tubers project sought to: (i) increase and intensify sustainable market-led production and (ii) strengthen farmers’ cooperatives; (iii) improve access to climate change risk management tools and access to finance; and (iv) develop business models throughout the value chain in which farmers and enterprises play a key role

Date
2019
Publisher
FAO
Region
Africa
Keywords
Agribusiness, Agriculture, Climate change, Rural finance, Value chains