GTFS/RAF/391/ITA - Improvement of food security in cross-border districts of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in support of the modernization of agriculture under NEPAD framework

Region Africa
Subregion East Africa
Country/Territory Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda
Objective Improve food security and reduce rural poverty in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and DRC under the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) framework.
Activities and Outcomes The project aims to increase incomes and living standards of the small rural householders in the cross-border districts of Burundi (Ngozi and Kayanza), Rwanda (Humure, Nyagatare and Butare), Uganda (Kabale and Kisoro) and recently also of Democratic Republic of Congo, through more profitable crop system and increased market access. The project also addresses constraints specifically related to the post harvest segment of the value-chain. The agricultural policy strategies of the four recipient countries and the main expected project outcomes are: 1) Strengthening farmer, small trader and agro-processor associations into market oriented entities in order to improve access to input and output markets; 2) Enhancing entrepreneurial, technical skills and learning for producers and other value chain actors for increased market-oriented production, value addition and value chain-oriented approach; 3) Facilitating agri-business linkages and contract arrangements especially between producers' cooperatives, traders, local agro processing firms; 4) Providing institutional and regulatory support for enhanced cross-border trade including support to exploit market opportunities within the Eastern Africa Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
Donor Government of Italy
Duration 2006 - 2013
Budget USD 8,908,419
Project status Active
Component Food Security and Food Safety

Involved Instituions


Susan Minae:

FAO Lead Technical Unit Officer

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