New Report Highlights Agricultural Financing Challenges In Rwanda

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Rwanda Agriculture Finance Year Book 2018 has highlighted the lack of data on farmers’ operations and limited knowledge on climate-smart agriculture techniques, lack of agricultural insurance as some of the main challenges.

By Michel Nkurunziza

Rwanda Agriculture Finance Year Book 2018 has highlighted the lack of data on farmers’ operations and limited knowledge on climate-smart agriculture techniques, lack of agricultural insurance, inadequate availability of financial products as some of the main challenges that limit agricultural financing in Rwanda.

The book was produced by the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) in partnership with Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR).

The Executive Director of IPAR-Rwanda, Eugenia Kayitesi said, “Agriculture is a major source of income for the majority of rural families. However, it faces many challenges and access to adequate and affordable financial services remains its biggest challenge. The Agriculture Finance Year Book, therefore, highlights the latest innovations and lessons that are vital for improving access to agriculture financing.”…Read more>>

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