Women's Economic Empowerment Rwanda

In rural communities across the developing world, small farmers lack education on basic farming techniques, instead relying on traditional practices that hurt their income and put them at serious risk for malnutrition. But in Rwanda, a public-private partnership with the Walmart Foundation, USAID and Global Communities is leading the way to helping farmers learn new methods to improve their livelihoods.

Women's Economic Empowerment Rwanda

Activities under this Project MOU will include agricultural extension activities (funded by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation) and nutrition training activities (funded by USAID), targeted towards 50,000 beneficiaries, building on the existing structure of IILP. For the agricultural extension component, farmers will choose from among three sets of sector-specific trainings, according to their interests and resources. All beneficiaries will receive nutrition training. The project will be implemented in new sectors within in eight districts of intervention in Rwanda’s Southern and Western Provinces: Nyaruguru, Nyanza, Huye, Nyamagabe, Gisagara, Rutsiro, Karongi,and Ngororero.

In support of the aforementioned activities, Global Communities will train “Be the Change Volunteers” to provide extension services and support to beneficiaries. Local Farmer Field Schools will be established to provide technical assistance and facilitate learning. Beneficiaries will also participate in regular visits to model producers in nearby villages.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Walmart

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. Walmart remains a family-owned business, as the company is...

  • Walmart Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Walmart Foundation creating opportunities so people can live better. Walmart is committed to helping people live better through addressing community needs and enhancing opportunities in...

  • Global Communities

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 1001-5000
    Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and...

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Key Information

LocationRwanda, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 2 Million