Exploratory study on Rwanda’s seed sector: options for Dutch support
This exploratory study by CDI on Rwanda’s seed sector has been commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kigali. The objectives of the study have been to: analyse the institutional landscape of Rwanda’s seed sector in terms of its capacities, governance and coordination; and advice on policy issues, and potential activities to support Rwanda’s seed sector. The study is based on a literature review, a field study and interviews with stakeholders during a two-week mission. An important observation of the report is that the marketing system is currently the biggest bottleneck in the seed chain; a gradual transition towards a market based system seems crucial. The paper highlights that possible potential for Dutch involvement could be through the support of designing alternative pathways for the seed marketing system.