Rwanda Improves Food Security : An ADF project will help create 20,000 jobs

06/10/2004
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While improving the incomes of actors in the fisheries sub-sector in a sustainable manner, the project will contribute to strengthening food security in Rwanda, through a grant amounting to 1 million Units of Account (US$ 1.47 million or RWF 842 million) and a loan amounting to UA 13.76 million (US$ 20.21 million or RWF 11.6 billion).

The Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project will help build national capacities in the sustainable management of fish resources, ensure sustainable build up of fish stocks over 25,000 hectares of water bodies and protect 35,000 hectares of catchment areas. It will also induce an additional annual production of 10,000 tonnes of fish and of 1,000 tonnes of pigs and poultry.

At the economic level, the project will also generate savings in foreign exchange with the gradual substitution of fish imports estimated at RWF 1.8 billion annually (US$ 2.1 million). Similarly, it will help improve 50% of the incomes of the target communities, particularly women, and strengthen food security by raising the current per capita consumption of 1 Kg per year to 2 Kg per year by 2010.

Furthermore, the project will help create 19,800 jobs, 10,000 of which will be for the entire fisheries sector and 9,800 generated by the labour intensive protection works.

The Bank Group operations in Rwanda started in 1974. To date, the Group has committed in the country approximately US$ 558 million (RWF 322 billion) for 63 operations.

Project Information Sheet

- Location: Countrywide

- Sources of financing: ADF+Government + Beneficiaries

- Duration: 6 years

- Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture, B.P. 621, Kigali (Rwanda), Tel: +250 84644 ; Fax: +250 85 057


Contacts

Chawki Chahed Phone: +216 71 10 27 02