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Case studies and lessons learned in the formulation or implementation of ICT for agriculture strategies in the ACP by Mary Rucinigaggo from MINAGRI

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Rwanda Case Study

  1. 1. ICT and Agrl: Strategiesformulation and implementationCase of RwandaBY Mary RUCIBIGANGOAgricultural Information and Communication center (CICA) CoordinatorMINAGRI - Rwanda.April,2013
  2. 2. Basic facts of Rwanda IntroductionNational ICT StrategiesICT & AgricultureCurrent TrendsConclusion
  3. 3.  Land Area: 26,340 squareKilometers. Population: 11 million . Rainy seasons: March -May and October –November Average Tº: 24.6 - 27.6ºc.Hottest months:August, September.Agriculture : 85.3% of pop.And contribute 45% ofGDP.
  4. 4.  In order to transform the economy to middle income , knowledge basedeconomy, Rwanda developed a vision by year 2020(Vf2020) By using ICTas the engine for this economic transformation. ICT development in Rwanda has been following a logical sequence,organized under what has been termed National Information andCommunications Infrastructure (NICI) plans and strategies, designed in 4phases (NICI I, NICI II, NICI III and NICI IV) Currently, Rwanda is implementing NICI III ( 2011 – 2015) NICI III is mainly focused on skills development whereby NICI II werefocused on providing world-class communications infrastructure as abackbone of current and future communications requirements.
  5. 5. ICT focus :•Agricultural sector• service sector•Industrial sector•Education sector• social sector•Private sectorRwanda took ICTs as a broad enabler of its socio-economic developmentprocess
  6. 6. ••Transform Rwanda into an IT-literate nation;• Promote and encourage the deployment and utilization of ICTs within thesociety;• Improve the civil and public service efficiency;•Improve the information and communications infrastructure for makingRwanda a regional ICT hub;• Transform the educational system and enhance skills developmentleveraging ICTs thereby developing a human resource base that adapts tochanging demands of the economy;• Develop the legal, institutional and regulatory framework and structuresrequired to support ICT development.
  7. 7. a 2,500km optic fiber that covers the entirecountry. with a total of 7 regional links to theneighboring countriesKigali City Wibro. Was officially launched in2010ICT park set up for investors in pilot phaseOLPC (One laptop per child in schools) 7GOVERNMENT INVESTIMENT IN ICTSECTOR – Infrastructure
  8. 8. •• Set up of Agricultural Information and communication center driven by ICT , service storeand extension support.• Development of Market Price Information system(eSoko)• Development of Agricultural Management information system ( AMIS) as agriculturalinformation gateway• BDC and CCI for ICT community access• Voucher management system –• CountrySTAT for Agricultural statistics information management• Short code 4127 for Farmers and other Agric. Actors• Library Information system• Information Kiosks for infos access• Web 2.0 - supported by CTA
  9. 9. LIBRARY Extension Material DevelopmentGISICT A/VSet up of CICA - Agricultural Information and Communication center
  10. 10. 10AMIS – Agricultural Management Information SystemAccessible:• www.amis.minagri.gov.rw• Search anddownload• Documents andMedia• Maps• Yellow Pages• White Pages• Forums• MINAGRILibrary• eSoko
  11. 11. 11E-Soko – Market Price Information SystemAccessible on mobilephone :• SMS• IVR – Integrated voiceResponse•Website:www.esoko.gov.rw
  12. 12. The process of scanning ID card of the farmer and give him/her a voucherused to get a subsided agro input (seeds and fertilizer).
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  15. 15. 15Infos Kiosks – community ICT accessInfo. Kiosks
  16. 16. eSoko – Phase IIExtension /Farmers website, e Cip, e girinka,smart village…etcICT has been taken as priority in on goingfinalization of SPAT III.Example: Enterprise Resource Planning –ERP in SPAT IIIIt will help in input management, HR management, financialbudgeting, production vis a vis to post harvest management,and marketing management16
  17. 17.  As Rwanda Government positioned itself as a ICT championand setting different ambitions, therefore, there is still a longjourney to go! Rwanda ranked as the1st fastest internet in Africa this year of2013, and this encourage the on going initiatives17
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