Ibihwagari (Sunflower) Project, Rwanda

Country: Rwanda
Project details
Access to finance
Capacity building
Market assessment
Value chain development
Oil crops

Ibihwagari (Sunflower) Project, Rwanda, 2022-2025

Donor: Achmea Foundation


The project’s goal is to improve the resilience and livelihood of smallholder sunflower farmers in Rwanda by increasing crop productivity and farmers’ access to markets and finances.

What we do

In cooperating with micro-finance Institutions (MFIs), the Rwandan Agriculture Board (RAB), sunflower oil processing plants, and selected cooperatives, EUCORD aims to:

  1. Connect sunflower processors to local farmers
  2. Help identify and implement good agricultural practices to ensure better return on investment for farmers
  3. Improve value chain by organizing sunflower farmers into cooperatives, strengthening their production capacity and their ability to connect with larger markets

Expected Results

  • Improved sales and food security for 6500 farmer households across 4 regions
  • Improved management practices for 2000 ha of farmland
  • Average of additional income increase 30% per household/year
  • A 130% increase in sunflower yields
  • Establishment of 10 new supply contracts for farmers/farm organization