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Support to SPAT II

Project Name: Support to SPAT II
Market Oriented advisory services and quality seeds

Partners: Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB)
Centre for Communication and Information in Agriculture (CICA)
Belgian Development  Agency (BTC)
Minagri

Funded By: Government of Rwanda (620,000 EUR)
Government of Belgium (18,000,000 EUR)

Budget: 18,6 million Euro

Timeline: July 2011 – June 2016

Objective: The general objective of the program of support to the SPAT II is:

“Agricultural outputs and incomes increased under sustainable production sys-tems and
for all groups of farmers, and food security ensured for all the popula-tion”

The specific objectives are:

“Improved access to advisory services for crops and livestock”
“Improved access and use of high quality planting materials of food crops for men and women”

Coverage:
Nationwide (all 30 districts)

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

Support RAB to implement “The Rwanda Seed Initiative”

Seed policies – Seed production – Genebank – Rwanda Seed Enterprise –
Private sector development – Quality control

Support RAB to implement “The Rwanda Farmer Field School Initiative”

Nationwide FFS for all major crops and livestock -  Contract private agricultural services pro-viders -  improved demand articulation

Support to CICA

National extension Resource center – Centre of excellence for extension material development Mass coverage through radio messages

Achievements / key facts / key figures:

  • 2531 FFS facilitators trained
  • 95,000 farmers in FFS
  • Production increase in FFS between 50 and 300%
  • 242,000 farmers in Community Mobilization campaigns
  •  FFS fully integrated in Twigire Muhinzi
  •  comprehensive training program of all seed growers in Rwanda

Contact details:Sylvia GATA SALAMASPAT II Manager Tel : + 250-78830 31 72 Email: ssalama@minagri.gov.rw

 

 

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