Dec 2016

RESEARCH PROJECTS

FEED THE FUTURE AFRICA GREAT LAKES REGION COFFEE SUPPORT PROGRAM (AGLC) PHASE II

 
The second phase of the project funded by USAID for coffee producer capacity-building and policy engagement initiative in the Great Lakes Region of Africa kicked off with a midline survey conducted in four districts namely; Rutsiro, Huye, Gakenke and Kirehe.

The Researchers interviewed the same 512 households interviewed during baseline survey and the data collected are being analyzed.
.The results from this survey will enable stakeholders in Rwanda’s coffee sector to better plan and support farmers in the production of coffee. The results will serve as the basis for smallholder capacity building and policy engagement aimed at reducing potato taste defect and low coffee productivity and profitability in the Africa Great Lakes Region.
The survey is conducted under leadership of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) and the University of Rwanda (UR), with assistance from Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States of America (USA).

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MEMORANDUMU OF UNDERSTNDING (MoU)


Courtesy call by the director of the Korea-Africa Center


On 12th December, 2016 the Director of the Korea –Africa Center Amb. II-soo Kim visited IPAR. In his meeting with the IPAR Executive Director, Ms. Eugenia Kayitesi, they agreed to establish collaboration between IPAR and Korea- Africa Center through signing of a memorandum of understanding to undertake research activities together that will promote their institution’s objectives. The activities identifies will include among others Joint research proposals, exchange of information, publication and scholars and other activities that will be mutually agreed upon

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
As we begin a new year 2017, we are delighted to extend our best wishes to all our Stakeholders, Friends, Associates and Partners of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda).

Your collaboration and support during the past year has helped us on our journey to attain our Mission of enhancing evidence based policy making and promoting a culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda. We wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2017, filled with peace, joy and great success. We look forward to a stronger collaboration with you in this year 2017.

IPAR Team