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Palladium / Swisscontact

Around 1.86 million rural households are involved in livestock farming in Rwanda and of these 33 per cent are rearing pigs.

While the pig sector has a high potential for growth due to the high demand for pork meat domestically and from neighbouring countries, there are several constraints hampering its inclusive growth.

IMSAR invested in establishing a contract farming model, partnering with two companies, for improved (exotic breed) pigs – a solution with the potential to address major constraints hampering the growth of the sector.

This brief describes the approach, results achieved and lessons learnt from these collaborations.