The climate change analysis summarized in this annex aims to inform USAID/Rwanda's CDCS and ensure that the strategy is responsive to climate risks while strengthening Rwanda's resilience and self-reliance.
Temperature management is the major factor in reducing food loss and waste (FLW) in fruits and vegetables. Cold storage allows for produce to stay fresh for longer periods by slowing down its physiological changes that can lead to quality deterioration.
In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This was the case in Rwanda until Power Africa, through USAID, at the demand from financial institutions and providers of solar PV solutions, took action to educate, connect, and support commercial lending programs for off-grid electricity.
This profile provides an overview of climate risks in East Africa, including how climate variability and change likely will impact the region’s crop production, livestock, water resources, human health, infrastructure and energy, and ecosystems.
Countries, like people, rely on stories of the past to guide them in the present and help them prepare for the unknown. The genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda ripped out many pages of stories, climate among them.
James Hansen, Francesco Fiondella, Gloriose Nsengiyumva, Jacquelyn Turner, Desire Kagabo
The Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture project, funded by USAID, has been supporting farmers to use weather and climate information through participatory group processes and innovative radio programming.
James Hansen, Jacquelyn Turner, Gloriose Nsengiyumva, Desire Kagabo
This brief provides an overview of climate risks in Rwanda, including how climate change will potentially impact four key sectors in the country: agriculture, water, human health, ecosystems and energy.