Community / Land projects / Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PAPSTA)
Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PAPSTA)
03/06 - 03/13
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The goal of the project was to contribute to the poverty reduction process by providing implementation support to the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA) which aims to effect a gradual shift from prevailing subsistence agriculture to market-based farming. The project helped the government address the main development constraints and challenges identified within the PSTA. It aimed to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders to implement agricultural development plans in potential growth areas within the PSTA framework. The project aimed to benefit 10,000 households, giving priority to households headed by women, as well as young people, landless people, orphans and families affected by HIV/AIDS and civil war, in the districts of Budaha, Bukonya, Karaba, Ngenda, Nyamure and Rusumo. It intended to undertake actions to overcome the main constraints related to soil fertility and watershed protection, livestock improvement, increasing rice production and intensifying research and extension.
With regard to land and natural resource governance, the project intended to provide support for a sustainable and productive water and land management system, it used watershed management plans and linked them to value chain plans undertaking participatory planning exercises addressing land tenure issues.