Project profile — Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation Project


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2011-03-07 - 2014-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Rwanda (100.00%)


• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (10.00%)
Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (15.00%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (25.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (5.00%)
Industrial crops/export crops (31162) (5.00%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (5.00%)
Agricultural education/training (31181) (5.00%)
Agricultural services (31191) (5.00%)
Plant and post-harvest protection and pest control (31192) (5.00%)
Agricultural financial services (31193) (5.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to increase the productivity and commercialization of hillside agriculture in target areas, enhancing food security and the livelihoods of the Rwandan population. Core activities include: Construction of hillside terraces, water reservoirs, irrigation systems, and marketing infrastructure; Provision of training activities to develop the capacity of agricultural organizations, entrepreneurs, local governments, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in a range of areas (hillside land husbandry technologies and techniques; soil erosion control; integrated watershed management; infrastructure maintenance; community mobilization and participation; administrative and financial management; rural finance; equality between men and women; phytosanitary, organizations’ affairs; and, value added and marketing of products); Promotion of linkages between producer organizations and entrepreneurs with trading/export capabilities.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2012 include: The project has contributed to improving food security, nutrition, and household incomes by promoting vegetable production through the creation of 2,597 “kitchen gardens” and distributing approximately 180,000 fruit tree seedlings. The project has exceeded many of the targets for its first year, including productivity from rain-fed lands, the market share achieved by commercialized products from target areas (62%), and the number of direct beneficiaries (6,748). 40% of the land in the target areas has been protected against soil erosion. Four financial institutions have received support through the project to introduce new products (inventory credit and a savings plan for input purchases).

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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