Industrial and Private Sector

Towards Effective Implementation of the Industrial Policy for Agro-processing: Reaching out Agro-processors through a National Agro-processing Forum – Rwanda

This study was commissioned by ACORD Rwanda with support from CUTS International with a view of assessing the best ways of implementing Rwanda’s industrial policy for agro-processing and purposely to bring on board the views of key players and stakeholders countrywide, especially those who are directly involved in agro-processing, to work together and to be coordinated within National Agro-processing Forum (NAPF). The study proposes the main features of a National Agro Processing Forum (NAFP), including its mandate, objectives, composition, institutional framework and thematic areas to be covered towards promoting climate-aware, trade-driven and food security-enhancing agro-processing development.

This study is published as part of the project “Promoting Agriculture, Climate and Trade linkages in the East African Community – Phase 2” (PACT EAC2). Led by CUTS International Geneva in collaboration with ACORD Rwanda, the project aims to build the capacity of individuals, networks and institutions to identify and promote appropriate policies for climate-aware, trade-oriented, food security-enhancing agroprocessing in the EAC region.