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Rwanda Agriculture Finance Diagnostic

Created Oct 21 2019, 2:56 PM by Fotios Stravoravdis

The report identifies several challenges to increasing access to financial services to the agricultural sector. These relate to the enabling environment (limited availability and quality of publicly available data and fiscal disincentives), and demand (limited financial capability of farmers and producer organizations) and supply (limited operational capacity among financial institutions to serve the agricultural sector and limited availability of medium- to long-term liquidity) of financial services.

The report also identifies four key opportunities to further develop agriculture finance in Rwanda and recommends policy and institutional actions to realize these opportunities effectively. These include opportunities to a) strengthen the enabling environment for agriculture finance, b) facilitate financial inclusion of commercially oriented farmers and agri-SMEs, c) deepen the agricultural credit market, and d) scale up the agricultural insurance market.