Sustainable Fertilizers Production and Use in Rwanda

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Sector Agriculture
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2015
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 0.400 mln
Financing requested US$ 0.310 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 0 mln
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) - Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB)
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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Development of sustainable fertilizer production and use

Activities: (2016 - 2030)
This Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for the agriculture sector in Rwanda focuses on the development and implementation of sustainable fertilizer production and use accomplished across several subsector component programs including:

  • creation of up to 600 community cattle agribusiness cooperatives for organic composting of fertilizers for reductions of animal enteric GHG emissions and use of other field residues for composting, in lieu of burning
  • improved production for producing finely granulated natural lime found in abundance in Musanze, Karongi and Rusizi districts of Rwanda
  • improved and sustainable agricultural fertilizer applications, soil erosion measures, and improved agronomic management of soils capacity development programs implemented through Rwanda’s agricultural extension service and farmer schools in rural areas.

The key mitigation actions include the collection and production of livestock manure for organic fertilizer, improved efficiency in lime production & application, elimination and reduction of vertical lime burning, and improved agronomic management of soils, fertilizers, and crop yields.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 0.880 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: Improving livelihoods through increased income generation activities

Improving nutrition through greater access to cattle based products (dairy and meat)

Economic: Improving agricultural productivity through the increased use of manure as fertilizer, and domestically produced lime

Increase in private sector small enterprises

Environmental: Improving soil quality and reducing erosion through the planting of grasses and trees

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

The full costs of preparation covers comprehensive feasibility studies (including technical, financial and institutional feasibility assessment) for the 3 key sub-measures within the NAMA (0.188MUSD), a sector survey, the preparation of the full NAMA Design Document (0.122MUSD) and institutional level capacity development support (0.090MUSD).