- 2018Report Release Date
- RwandaProject Country
- University of Ibadan, NigeriaMDP Program
- PRICEProject Name
- Eniola Ilemobayo AdeyemiAuthor(s)
Rwanda is recovering from the 1994 genocide, which severely impoverished the population and stalled the country‟s private and external investment. Tea is one of Rwanda‟s most important official sources of foreign exchange and an important source of income for farmers. The quality of Rwanda tea is among the best in the world but the quantity remains a challenge. In order to increase quantity of tea, farmers are encouraged to extend tea farms and join cooperatives to strengthen the system. Despite this strategy, 70% of all tea farmers work an average of approximately 0.25 hectares of tea area. The project sought to establish factors that affect the production along the Value Chain with focus on the inputs. The study was carried out in Western Province of Rwanda in Karongi District. A simple random sampling method was adopted. A total of 339 tea farmers were sampled out to carry out the structured questionnaire.