The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) provides capacity, expertise, knowledge and evidence to support the Government of Rwanda in implementing the latest Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA III) which covers the period 2013-2017, and to help inform development of the next Strategic Plan. LTS’ role is to establish and manage the TAF.
The agricultural sector is the mainstay of Rwanda’s economy. It has made remarkable achievements over the last decade, moving from food deficit to food self-sufficiency and has increasing smallholder productivity, lifting 1 million people out of poverty. Continued transformation of the sector is required: strategic plans have a focus on human capacity. The Ministry is effective but more investment in capacity building is required, given its challenging targets.
LTS is advising the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources and its related implementing agencies, the Rwanda Agriculture Board and other Government departments involved in the delivery of PSTA III, at both central and decentralised levels to improve knowledge and analysis, M&E systems design and capacity building on climate change and gender. LTS is leading on the development of a functional Management Information System which is aligned to the Agriculture Sector Investment Plan.
Value and benefits
The targeted outcome of the programme is that the agricultural capacity and systems are in place and improved, for inclusive and sustainable growth that benefits the poor.