This Entry has been submitted.


Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

this project is about adoption of agricultural land management (SALM) practices to enhance food security in Ngoma District, Rwanda. The project developer will promote the adoption and use of agricultural land management practices in Ngoma District on approximately 35 farms to promote food security.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Agriculture could not be the backbone of Rwanda’s economy and while the majority of households in Rwanda are engaged in some sort of crop or liv
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The Rwandan economy continued to grow in 2013 but with a slower pace compared to the recent past, following reduction in public spending due to cuts and delays in budget support which occurred in 2012. Land degradation is a major constraint on increasing agricultural productivity agricultural productivity. Existing climate variability has significant economic costs in Rwanda.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The project developer will promote sustainable agricultural land management practices for smallholder farmers in Ngoma District, Rwanda. It is expected that a wide range of SALM practices will be adopted, including practices related to cropland management (e.g. cover crops, crops rotation, mulching, improved fallows, compost management, green manure, agro-forestry, organic fertilizer, residue management) and rehabilitation of degraded land. The project will focus on community empowerment, using tools and methods such as participatory rural appraisals (PRA), farmer field schools, agricultural training centers and farmer-to-farmer study tours.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Generally, expected outcomes include that smallholder farmers in the district will be able to access the organic food crops and revenue streams through the adoption of productivity enhancing practices and technologies. Hence, economic benefits will be based on increased yields and productivity. An important co-benefit will be enhanced resilience to climate variability and change.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

• Improved and increased agricultural productivity and food security in Ngoma District • Restored degraded lands in smallholder farm lands • Built farmer adaptive capacity to cope with climate change

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

The project will make sure that SALM practices are adopted through partnership with local authorities of Ngoma District (especially workers or officers in charge of extension in district) and in collaboration with Rwanda Agriculture Board and Ministry of Agriculture, and many other local development partners that are located in the district, working to ensure the achievement of food security in communities. Through this partnership, a certain number of meetings will be undertaken in the district to provide information, project progress on adoption of SALM practices.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The project owner, consultant and extension officer assisted by Funding boardies agents and Ngoma District Officers in order to facilitate direct contact with smallholder farmers, local partners in district will work together to lead the project into the operational setting. The major partners within the coordination effort for the implementation of quick response project would be, inter alia: • Ministry of Agriculture in Ngoma District

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) will be the government counterpart agency responsible for the project and will assist all consultants and experts in the performance of their assigned tasks. The government through Ngoma District will provide office accommodation and will facilitate access by the project personnel to official documents and meetings with government officials and the private sector.

Founding Story

In founding NGO,ROCHED willed to seek to contribute in initiatives aiming at fighting against malnutrition such as Presidential Initiative to Eliminate Malnutrition, District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition, to name a few, through food security and nutrition programme, making sure higher food production, and greater access to primary health care services for the urban, rural poor and food and nutrition had gained prominence on the national development agenda as a prominent and foundational issue.




Really a nice project, SALM practices to enhance food security in Ngoma .

Rajeev Kumar's picture

Good information about agriculture.. Nice post.

Jack Smith's picture

Nice post on agriculture. Thanks for the nice post.

Shankari Kumari's picture

SALM project sounds good. Thanks for the post.