Climate Services for Agriculture in Rwanda Baseline Survey Report

This report presents analysis of a baseline household survey for the Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture project – a four-year, USAID-funded initiative that seeks to benefit Rwanda’s farming communities and national economy through climate services and improved climate risk management. The survey intends to provide a baseline assessment of the state of climate services among agricultural households in Rwanda. A random sample of 3,046 respondents was nationally surveyed in the all four provinces of the country and in the city of Kigali. A total of 52% of the sample were female respondents, while two-thirds of the households interviewed were male-headed households. The baseline includes outcome indicators related to access, use of climate information, channels of communication, behavioral change and perceived livelihood benefit/impact. The project evaluation will involve assessing changes over time in these benchmark indicators and eventually comparing the changes across beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. A qualitative component of the evaluation will provide deeper insights into users’ decision making, behavioral change and any socially differentiated effect.
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  • Coulibaly, Jeanne Y.
  • Birachi, Eliud Abucheli
  • Kagabo, Desire M.
  • Mutua, Mercy



CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Coulibaly JY, Birachi EA, Kagabo DM, Mutua M. 2017. Climate services for agriculture in Rwanda: Baseline survey report. CCAFS Working Paper no. 202. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).