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dc.contributor.authorRugege, Denis
dc.contributor.authorVermeulen, Sonja J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09T11:41:11Z
dc.date.available2017-03-09T11:41:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-09
dc.identifier.citationRugege D, Vermeulen S. 2017. Investing in on-farm and post-harvest resilience to climate change in smallholder value chains: Lessons from Rwanda. CCAFS Working Paper no. 193. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/80178
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed intermediate results of an investment intended to support climate change adaptation and resilience-building among farmers’ cooperatives in Rwanda. The assessment was based on a purposive sampling survey of farmers’ perspectives conducted in sites in 10 programme intervention districts of the country’s 30 districts. Assessed interventions included the enhancing of farmer-access, quality and utilization of climate information services; onfarm participatory trials of climate-smart crop and forage varieties; and climate-smart harvest and post-harvest support for infrastructural development at “HUBs” for shared post-harvest storage and marketing. Interventions included the capacity development among farmers’ organizations to access funding from commercial lending for integrating climate-smart features in warehouse construction and in other post-harvest infrastructure. Demonstration infrastructures were also constructed by a funding arrangement between the programme, local government structures and farmers’ organizations. Farmers’ perspectives indicated appreciation of the value of and need for the (yet to be available) weather information. Farmers understood weather information that includes seasonal advisories to be of higher quality than daily weather forecasts. Farmer-scientist participatory on-farm trials were successful in identifying potato and maize varieties that met both climate-resilience and other farmer-defined criteria. However, the applied method for forage trails did not indicate satisfactory yield levels, nor did it generate farmer confidence. The assessment revealed resounding farmers’ approval for climate-smart infrastructure demonstrations. Misgivings were, however, indicated by farmers and their organizational leaders on the efficiency and effectiveness of the capacity development mechanism for commercial lending access to finance climate-smart requirements.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCCAFS Working Paper;193
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITYen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectINFORMATION SERVICESen_US
dc.subjectWEATHER DATAen_US
dc.subjectCAPACITY BUILDINGen_US
dc.subjectSUPPLY CHAINen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectCOOPERATIVE FARMINGen_US
dc.titleInvesting in on-farm and post-harvest resilience to climate change in smallholder value chains: Lessons from Rwandaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.subject.ccafsCLIMATE-SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICESen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationGreen Economy Advisory and Researchen_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.countryRWANDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US


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