Reference No: EuropeAid/132622/C/SER/multi/ Request N°: 2016/373603
Beneficiary: Government of Rwanda
Poject starting date: 08/2016
Duration: 4 Months
The global objective of the MTR is to improve the agriculture sector's delivery capacity towards the achievement of Rwanda's growth-, export-, poverty reduction-, food and nutrition security- and sustainable development targets.
This assessment exercise aims to identify the key gaps and lessons learned in PSTA III implementation as the basis for proposed improvements/adjustments to achieve the objectives of PSTA III by 30 June 2018. The assessment is expected to provide precise inputs for short-term (PSTA-III) and medium-term planning (PSTA IV), make full use of relevant past and on-going review exercises in an effective manner.
The specific objectives of the assignment read as follows:
•To support the harmonization and efficient operationalization of the agriculture sector's policy-, strategic planning- and performance assessment framework.
•To support government efforts to fast-track agricultural growth and exports while increasing at the same time youth employment and the empowerment of women and cooperatives.
•To support government efforts to increase the efficient use and benefits of public investments in assets (terracing, irrigation, and market infrastructure), input subsidies and extension.
•To support government in its efforts to mobilise private finance (domestic and foreign investors, financial services, entrepreneurs, farmers) for Rwanda's agricultural transformation.
•To support government in its efforts to improve the conditions for agro-environmentally sustainable and profitable land husbandry.
•To support government in its efforts to decrease the vulnerability of agricultural households, giving special emphasis to food and nutrition security, climate change and lack of land.
•To support government in its efforts to fast-track the digitalization (use of digital devices and processes) of the agriculture sector's communication-, extension- and management systems.
•To support the development of the institutional framework for the attainment of the PSTA 3 objectives.