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30 Mar 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- The pest, which infested an estimated 17,521ha of maize out of over 60,000ha last year during season B was successfully controlled, but experts urge farmers to remain vigilant.
- Minister of Agriculture, Geraldine Mukeshimana said the fall armyworm still poses a threat to farms in parts of the country.
- FAO emphasises the need for farmer education and community action in curbing the spread of the pest.

By Johnson Kanamugire

01 Mar 2018 description

Likely average Season A harvests to help maintain favorable food access


  • Overall, the 2018 Season A harvest is expected to be average, despite some production deficits in the east. With existing income-earning opportunities and a favorable Season B rainfall forecast, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to continue countrywide through September 2018. However, some poor households in Kayonza, Kirehe, and Nyagatare districts in Eastern Province may already be in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to below-average Season A production.

11 Feb 2018 description
report EastAfrican


Rwanda is making arrangements to deliver food assistance to support more than 3,000 families in the Eastern Province who need urgent assistance to combat the worst effects of a prolonged drought.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources’ (Minagri), despite other parts of the country recording good harvests in season A this year, which is currently ending, numerous households in Eastern Province have been left stranded with little or no harvests, putting them at a risk of hunger.

01 Sep 2017 description

Favorable Season B and C harvests and falling food prices improve food security

29 Jul 2017 description

Falling staple food prices increase better food access

Key Messages

25 May 2017 description

Season B harvest to further improve food access

Key Messages

30 Apr 2017 description


  • Below-average precipitations at beginning of 2017B agricultural season

  • Harvest of 2017A season affected in parts by belowaverage rainfall

  • Maize prices at high levels due to tight national and regional supplies

  • Generally good food security situation, with pockets of food insecurity in some eastern and southern districts

  • Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance