USAID/Rwanda Economic Growth and Grants Activity

The overall goal of TMG, and USAID’s Economic Growth Grants Activity was to provide direct, high-impact, community based, support for agriculture based activities that will in turn increase rural incomes, improve livelihoods among producing associations and cooperatives. Introducing improved technologies that add value to agricultural products is to be a focus of intervention. Working primarily through the Rwanda Women's Network (RWN), the purpose of this contract was to implement an innovative program to support SO3 overall objectives and specifically provide direct, community-based, high-impact, start-up support for sustainable, agricultural-based activities that increase rural incomes and improve livelihoods among producer associations and cooperatives. Assistance included economic and material inputs through the provision of sub-grants, training and capacity building. Actions ranged from solicitation to award of subgrants, as well as payments. The focus of intervention was introducing improved technologies that add value to agricultural products.