By Published On: May 27, 2024Categories: ,

Project Summary

GanzAfrica, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), conducted a comprehensive seed system assessment in Rwanda. The assessment focused on maize, Irish potatoes, and beans.

The main objectives of the assessment were to:
• examine the current state of Rwanda’s seed system,
• evaluate gaps in the legal and policy framework,
• assess individual and institutional capacity for data-driven policy implementation, and
• identify investment pipelines to accelerate seed systems transformation.


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The assessment took a value chain approach and involved key stakeholders’ consultations from various seed industry actors including policymakers, seed producers, inspectors, agro-dealers, and farmers. The multi-stakeholder approach used helped to gain a comprehensive understanding of the seed sector challenges and opportunities therein from policy formulation, communication, implementation, and specifically seed data utilization.
The assessment revealed several systemic challenges and opportunities within Rwanda’s seed sector. The current seed law has not kept pace with advancements in agricultural technologies and practices, leading to regulatory issues that hinder the adoption of innovative seed technologies. In addition to the assessment report, at the request of the ministry, a policy brief was designed to support the seed law review and inform the ongoing design of Rwanda’s five-year food systems and resilience strategy (PSTA5).

Project Team

Polycarpe Mizero

Sustainable Agriculture Fellow

Joselyto Charite Baho Kemana

Digital Innovation Fellow

Aimee Marie Ishimwe

Policy Animation Fellow