Facilitations of the Agriculture sector

The government of Rwanda has done the following to facilitate the agriculture sector;

  • Government increased the agriculture budget from Rwf 67.1 billion in the 2011/12 fiscal year to Rwf 78.3 billion in the current financial year.
  • Rwf67b was allocated to the agriculture ministry and Rwf9.4b to the Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) the optimal centre for food production.
  • Government has invested heavily in farm inputs, land consolidation, fertilisers and extension services in order to ensure enhanced food production.
  • Government of Rwanda considers cooperative development as a key component of the sector development.
  • Government is funding agriculture and investment from the private sector remains vital to ensuring enough food for the country,
  • Agricultural transformation has been identified as one of the major pillars for achieving the Vision 2020 goals by the government
  • Through National Agricultural Policy there have been conditions favourable to sustainable development and promotion of agricultural and livestock production and national food security.
  • Rwanda Agriculture sector delivery grant to increase agriculture productivity in view to reduce poverty through economy wide growth led by the agricultural sector
  • Specific constraints are being addressed to reduce any barriers to private sector investment and the government has identified growing regional and global markets for the diverse range of Rwandan produce.
  • Commercialisation and use of technology are seen as key strategies to further develop of the agriculture sector.

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Facilitations of the Agriculture Sector

The government of Uganda has done the following to facilitate the agriculture sector;

  • Agriculture sector received 585.3 billion shillings representing 6% of the
    entire national budget in the 2012/2013 financial year
  • Government Task Force with the participation of the donor community, put together the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) as a programme of the Government of Uganda to increase the efficiency and quality of the agricultural extension services
  • Review of legal and regulatory environment
  • The government is trying to support¬†both the small-scale rural subsistence farmers as well as building the bridge for small scale farmers who want to go into commercial farming.
  • Decentralisation of the service to improve accuracy of needs assessment and service delivery in agriculture sector
  • The government has increased participation of farmers and shifting their role from beneficiaries of the extension process to users of high-quality advice in a demand driven market
  • Changing the role of the government from a direct provider of technical advice to a facilitator of a private market for extension in agriculture sector

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Facilitations of the Agriculture Sector

The government of Uganda has done the following to facilitate the agriculture sector;

  • Agriculture sector received 585.3 billion shillings representing 6% of the
    entire national budget in the 2012/2013 financial year
  • Government Task Force with the participation of the donor community, put together the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) as a programme of the Government of Uganda to increase the efficiency and quality of the agricultural extension services
  • Review of legal and regulatory environment
  • The government is trying to support both the small-scale rural subsistence farmers as well as building the bridge for small scale farmers who want to go into commercial farming.
  • Decentralisation of the service to improve accuracy of needs assessment and service delivery in agriculture sector
  • The government has increased participation of farmers and shifting their role from beneficiaries of the extension process to users of high-quality advice in a demand driven market
  • Changing the role of the government from a direct provider of technical advice to a facilitator of a private market for extension in agriculture sector

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