January 29

Rwanda Receives Over USD $3 Million to Support Smallholder Farmers

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya

The Government of New Zealand has committed NZD 6.8 million (over Rwf4.8 billion) to support smallholder farmers across Africa, with NZD 4.2 million (about Rwf3 billion) committed to Rwanda from 2020-2023.

According to a press release issued by the World Food Programme (WFP) on January 27, the contribution provided through the UN agency is intended to facilitate market linkages for smallholder farmers in Rwanda, and across the continent.

The financial support is expected to enable WFP to scale up its support over the next 3 years targeting 200,000 smallholder farmers in rural areas across Rwanda while working to sustainably transform agricultural markets to become more efficient, resilient and profitable.

Photo courtesy of Ivko.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

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