The IFC AS project will support AIFL to build their Business to Consumer (B2C) segment technical capacity in designing, branding, positioning of market needed fortified nutrition foods . This will be capped with professionalising Coops contracted by credible aggregators like CDI and EAX to supply AIFL with maize and soy from its smallholder farmers. Increased Rwandan maize supply will be achieved by modernizing and developing the local maize and soy supply chains through interventions:
(i) Business Operations, Performance Management and Financial Transformation;
(ii) Management Capacity Building Program to Cooperatives and Small holder farmers;
(iii) Cooperative Governance Capacity Building Program
(iv) Operations efficiency and effectiveness of Irrigations Systems
The CDI and EAX as credible aggregators will support cooperratives with productivity package for farmers comprising: improved seed, fertilizer and training in Good Agricultural Practices supported by viable irrigation schemes.The combination of these interventions is expected to improve farmer yields per season for maize over a five year period.