Sector reform contract to promote climate-proof investments by farmers through improved land administration and land use monitoring capacities at central and local government level

At a glance

2015-01-01 to 2017-01-01
Active programmes
Total budget
4,00 M€
GCCA priority area(s)

By driving abnormal torrential downpours, flooding and droughts, climate change could have devastating consequences for agricultural productivity in Rwanda, where more than 80 percent of the population are involved with farming. Any resulting decrease in plant and animal production could lead to famine and hunger.

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
4,000,000.00 €

Specific objective

The specific objective is to create in Rwanda an improved environment for sustainable investments in land through increased capacities at central and local government level for land administration and land use planning and monitoring.

  • Increased decentralized capacities to sustain the national land registry.
  • Increased capacities for land use planning and monitoring.
  • Increased financial sustainability of the national land registry, in particular the Rwanda. Natural Resources Authority Land and Mapping Department.
  • Increased resilience to climate change though improved land management

  • Staff recruitment and training at district and sector levels to ensure that the Land Administration and Information System is fully functional.
  • Existing draft District Land Use Plans will be finalized and approved by District Councils
  • The Rwanda Natural Resources Authority will examine ways to minimise costs and develop services that the public need and want.
  • Improved security of land tenure is expected to increase individuals' incentives for investments in soil and water conservation and irrigation.