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Value Chain Program Design in the Rwandan Fresh Vegetable Value Chain
Published under: USAID - Enabling Market Integration through Rural Group Empowerment (EMIRGE)
Author: Action for Enterprise (AFE)
Date: August 2014
In Rwanda, the Enabling Market Integration through Rural Group Empowerment (EMIRGE) program, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Global Communities (GC), has begun developing a market-development program to sustainably support the agricultural co-operatives with which they work. To support those efforts, Action for Enterprise (AFE) was contracted from April to July 2014 to lead a program design exercise for two value chains, and build the capacity of EMIRGE’s team to conduct value chain development activities.
AFE consultants worked with the EMIRGE team to conduct the following program design activities related to vegetables:
This report focuses on the fresh vegetable value chain in Rwanda (for maize, see report entitled Value Chain Program Design in the Rwandan Maize Value Chain.) This report begins with an explanation of the value chain selection. This is followed by a description of the program design exercises that were carried out. A summary of the program design results is then presented, followed by a discussion of recommendations and next steps.