Rwanda Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Project (PHHS): PHHS Investment & Finance Strategy Prepared by Alice Kwizera PHHS Investment Finance Manager December 9th - 10th , 2010 Kigali, Rwanda APF - IPER Annual Meeting
PHHS Team and Focus Implementing Organizations: PHHS Project : Targeted Value Chains: Effective Dates: CARANA Corporation & ACDI/VOCA Post Harvest Handling & Storage Project • Maize, Wheat, Rice, Beans and Soya Beans, Cassava and Irish Potato • 9/15/2009 – 3/15/2012
WHY PHHS for Staple Crops? – PHHS Strategy • WHY PHHS for Staple Crops? • In response to food insecurity: Need for improving post harvest management and infrastructure so as to meet market demand identified as key constraints to staple crop value chain development in Rwanda. • PHHS Strategy: • 1. Facilitating market linkages: Ensuring producers, traders and other actors are linked to markets and have skills and infrastructure needed to take advantage of market timing and choice, thereby maximizing returns.
PHHS Strategy PHHS Strategy 2. Promoting investment: Identifying potential investors and facilitating access to finance so as to promote private-sector investment in PH infrastructure and management.
PHHS Strategy PHHS Strategy 3. Strengthening underlying resources for Post Harvest (PH) management: Training on improved conditioning and storage techniques, Provision of adequate and appropriate conditioning and primary storage infrastructure, Appropriate technology equipment (threshing, winnowing) Disseminating new techniques and technologies and addressing harvest and PH handling and quality issues that affect losses prior to and during storage,
Where are we working? – Value chains Value Chains Ranking Rice Maize Beans Cassava Irish Potato Wheat Soya Beans
PHHS Regional Partners • USAID Market Linkages Initiative (MLI), based in Kenya • USAID COMPETE, based in Kenya • Corporate Council on Africa
PHHS Local Partners • MINAGRI (RADA, RSSP, ISAR) • WFP P4P • UGAMA CSC • ROPARWA • BAIR • RDO • Farmer organizations: cooperatives: • Akanyaru marshland maize coops (COAMANYA, COJYAMUGI, CCM Muganza) • P4P maize coops in Kirehe, Gatsibo & Nyagatare, • Rice coops in the Southern UCORIBU) • Irish Potatoes coops in the Northern
PHHS Private Sector Collaboration • Minimex – Prodev (East) • ICM Rice Mill • UCORIBU (South) • Maiserie de Mukamira(North) • Ese ENAS-Nkubili Alfred(East) • SOSOMA Industries (kigali) • COAMV (North)
Leveraging Local Investment Finances • BNR (Agricultural Guarantee Fund) • Banque Populaire du Rwanda • BRD • Urwego Opportunity Bank • AMIR (CAF ISONGA, CLECAMs, etc) • RIF2 • IFC
PHHS Finance & Investment Strategy PHHS Financing Strategy
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