Rwanda - Byumba Agricultural Development Project Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Oct 1990
Signature Date 01 Oct 1990
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2002
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2002
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Commitment U.A 10,398,008.39
Status Completion

Project General Description

Phase II of the Byumba Region Agricultural Development Project seeks not only to consolidate and improve the achievements of the first phase but will also extend its mandate to new areas of the prefecture that are not yet affected by the project. The project will operate in eleven of the seventeen municipalities in Byumba Prefecture, compared to seven in the first phase, covering an area of 1,200 km2. While the first phase of the Byumba development project has, to some extent, met expectations, the second phase is justified for two important reasons. First, this second phase will increase food production by intensifying production systems that should lead to higher yields; second, it will prevent soil degradation and erosion. The project therefore aims to draw lessons from the results of the first phase to consolidate the achievements. Phase II of the project will be completed in five years.

Project Objectives

The project aims to improve the economic conditions of the rural population in the project area in a sustainable way. In particular, it aims to increase agricultural production in the project area and especially at the level of the poorest farmers, to increase economic opportunities for those who do not have land or who do not have sufficient land, through land allocation and the promotion of non-agricultural employment, to strengthen voluntary associations in the project area and to encourage environmental protection through the development of terraces and other measures.


It is expected that by the end of the implementation period, 35% of households will have adopted the new agricultural production technologies that the project will promote. The project will promote these 27,000 or so households with about 147 to people, increasing their food security and family income. A total of 881 families, or almost 5000 people, will be settled in the Warufu Marsh area.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-AB0-004
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda