Our mission

The mission of RWARRI is to be one of the most valued and respected NGOs in Rwanda and beyond, working towards achieving sustainable livelihoods among the rural poor, contributing towards shaping and implementation of national and global policies that lead to positive economic, social and technological transformation of the citizens.

Our Vision

The vision of RWARRI is the ultimate realization of a rural and vulnerable community that is economically sustainable, socially transformed and food secure. Fundamental to our vision is the belief that the above vision will be realized when community members themselves take ownership and responsibility of the entire development process.

Identity Statement

RWARRI is a non-governmental organization whose idea was born in 1994 and began its operations in 1995, and is officially registered in Rwanda to provide support to the rural communities in its quest to improve their livelihoods, nutrition, food security, and management of natural resources.

Our Values

RWARRI promotes the following values:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Respect for human dignity
  • Effectiveness and Equity

The key thematic priorities


The goal of the Rwandan economy is to sustainably improve human well-being and quality of life. What many community members seek are opportunities to be created, taking away bottlenecks that prevent them from using their human and economic potential to the fullest. They will then be able to move out of the vicious cycle of poverty and become productive economic actors. Market access is an opportunity for smallholder farmers to access high prices for the produce and also to take advantage of benefits across the value chain.


Rwanda’s food security challenges are formidable. This is due to the fact that most of the agriculture today is still rain fed. Introducing rainwater harvesting as well as irrigation of crops will greatly enhance food security. It is also true that what crops need is not rain but water and therefore individuals and Government have to invest heavily in water management and use for irrigation as a coping measure to drought and climate change.


Agriculture will be central for the structural transformation of the national economy, contributing to economic growth, exports, jobs creation, increased land and labour productivity. It is therefore imperative that investment in technology (both the soft and hard) will be crucial to realize this transformation. The use of farm machinery such as hand operated for steep terrains and tractors for flat terrains will be necessary in land preparation while use of fertilizers and hybrid seeds will be crucial in raising the yield.


There are many smallholder farmers who are increasingly benefitting from increased income as a result of linking them to markets. It is necessary that a deliberate effort is made to raise awareness on productively re-investing the additional income. Among the key activities will include raising the payment of Mituelle de Santé (MUSA), tackling malnutrition and improvement in individual and household health. The Field officers will be responsible for spearheading this campaign with support from the M&E officer.

Our Partners