To buffer this growing range of climate-induced stresses, ASAP support will focus on
improving post-harvest processing and storage techniques, including developing the
financial incentives and policy mechanisms to bring these climate risk management
investments to scale. ASAP support will also provide a better understanding of how
agro-meteorological conditions influence harvest and post-harvest activities, so as to
take appropriate and timely action.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Rwanda

Sector of activity
Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

Budget
83400000 US$

Start date
31/12/2014

End date
31/12/2018

Objectives

Increase incomes, enhance food security and reduce vulnerability for smallholder farmers, particularly women and young people.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

The PASP will increase the climate resilience
and food security of at least 155,000 poor
smallholders. It will support 25,000 smallholder
households that are engaged with participating
hubs to access additional harvest and
post-harvest technology options to help them
reduce climate risk.

Expected Impacts:

The project will also achieve the following impacts through
its components:

Participating hubs have the skills and
technologies, as well as access to
specialized service providers, to create
and operate viable businesses capable
of delivering larger volumes of improved
produce to the market and manage climate
risks in post-production processes:
–– 80 per cent of participating hubs will
develop the capacity to implement
climate risk management strategies with
their clients. All hub business plans will
incorporate climate change adaptation
and food security measures – these
will include capacity-building on climate
resilient processing, handling and
storage techniques.

Hub investments in climate-resilient and low
carbon technologies reduce post-harvest
losses and increase smallholder incomes:

–– 80 per cent of participating farmers will
adopt best practices for post-harvest,
crop drying/milk cooling and storage
processes. These will include access to
climate information services for timely
harvest and drying, low carbon energy
sources for drying and cooling, improved
storage methods such as hermetically
sealed bags, and enough pallets to keep
produce off the floor and ventilated.
Best practices also include codes and
standards to ensure that infrastructure
withstands high winds and intense
rainfall events.

-80 per cent of participating hubs
will introduce water-harvesting and
management technologies and/or show
significantly reduced water usage.

Next steps and how to get involved

Francisco Pichón
Country Programme
Manager (Rwanda &
United Republic of
Tanzania)
IFAD
Rwanda Country Office
c/o FAO, P.O. Box 1502
Blvd. of the Umuganda
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +255 7588 10100
f.pichon@ifad.org

Stephen Twomlow
Climate and Environmental
Specialist
Regional Office for East
and Southern Africa (ESA)
IFAD c/o UNON
UN Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 67578
00200 Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254 7286 04550
s.twomlow@ifad.org