CountrySTAT Rwanda


CountrySTAT will harmonize and integrate national and sub-national data and metadata on food and Agriculture in the country and with other countries through a centralized and standardized database framework, data exchange platform, and set of analysis tools.


CountryStat Rwanda is part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) initiative supported by $5.6m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the quality, accessibility, relevance and reliability of food and Agricultural statistics in 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and those countries are; Rwanda, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.


The project was developed by the FAO and will be coordinated and implemented Ministry of Agriculture and animal resources and in collaboration with National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda together with key stakeholder institutions such as Ministry of Trade and industry, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, National bank of Rwanda, Rwanda revenue Authority, Rwanda Development board, Rwanda Agricultural development Authority, and Rwanda Animal resources development Authority . 


The statistics gathered in CountrySTAT centre around the following areas:


Food - its production, utilization, trade (imports, exports, prices) and consumption;

Resources, notably availability, use and trade (imports, exports, prices); and

Economics, namely inputs and their prices, production and output prices..



The foundation's Agricultural Development Initiative is working with a wide range of partners to provide millions of small farmers in the developing world - most of whom are women -with tools and opportunities to boost their productivity, increase their incomes and build better lives for themselves and their families. The foundation invests in efforts across the entire agricultural value chain, from seeds and soil to farm management and market access