IFAD Expands Aid to Rwanda

Children in a Rwandan farm. The International Fund for Agricultural Development has provided USD 1.78 million worth of funds for agricultural development in Rwanda. Photo by: Sarel Kromel

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has provided USD1.78 million to support agricultural projects in Rwanda.

The money comes on top of the funds that IFAD has allocated for the Kirehe Community-based Watershed Management Project, or KWAMP, and several other projects under Rwanda’s Strategic Plan for Transformation of Agriculture, or PAPSTA, the New Times reports.

KWAMP is expected to benefit more than 23,000 households in the Kirehe district in eastern Rwanda by its conclusion in 2016.

Meanwhile, PAPSTA is expected to benefit more than 10,000 households. It is supported by IFAD, the U.K. Department for International Development and the World Food Program.

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