“Empowering farmers at district level through social accountability tools to improve performance contracts “Imihigo” in Rwandan agriculture”


Project title : “Empowering farmers at district level through social accountability tools to improve performance contracts “Imihigo” in Rwandan agriculture”

Duration : Five years (2017-2022)

Implementing partners : SDA-Iriba and IMBARAGA Association (local CSOs)

Supported by : WorldBank through Global Partnership for social accountability (GPSA)

Geographic coverage : Kayonza and Nyanza District

Objective : To increase farmers’ participation in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the district performance contract at the district levels in Kayonza and Nyanza and ultimately contribute to improving the effectiveness of public agriculture projects in the targeted districts.

Expected results :

This will be a five years project with recurring activities corresponding to the Imihigo cycle. During that exercise,

- Farmers will be able to channel their priorities through Imihigo feedback mechanisms using social Accountability tools ;

- There will be an improved cooperation between CSOs and government authorities (national and district) in engaging citizens in the Imihigo planning and Monitoring processes ;

- Lessons learnt from the implementation of this project will be shared and discussed in a way to influence agricultural sector policy design and the Imihigo processes at the district and national levels




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