Over the last two months, staff with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) in Kigali, Rwanda, have been working to understand how small agribusiness entrepreneurs in Rwanda have been affected by and dealt with COVID-19. We’ve engaged with dozens of agricultural entrepreneurs covering multiple agricultural products, services, and supply chains. Here’s the summary of what we’ve found has changed over the last six months and why it matters.
Key takeaways include:
- International transportation disruptions have rippled through the Rwandan agricultural economy.
- The lockdown highlighted challenges in managing field operations for agribusiness entrepreneurs.
- Some entrepreneurs have pivoted their business models to take advantage of COVID-19 restrictions.