RW Heineken (IFC-600837)

Countries
  • Rwanda
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
May 26, 2015
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Borrower
Bralirwa
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 28, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 18, 2017


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Project Description
The IFC Advisory Services project is supporting Bralirwa to reduce its dependence on imported raw materials by increasing the supply of maize procured from local smallholder farmers. Increasing maize supply from Rwandan farmers will be achieved by modernizing and developing the local maize supply chain through interventions at two levels: (1) Improving the professionalism of farmer organisations so that they can function more effectively as businesses ( within their ecosystem including banks and Bralilwa) and provide better services to their members and thereby become more reliable performers in the Bralirwa maize supply chain and (2) Improving the productivity of smallholder farmers in Eastern Rwanda- many of whom are close to or below the poverty line. The project will introduce a productivity package to farmers comprising: improved seed, fertilizer and training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) that is being handled by EUCORD. In addition, at least ten on-farm pilots and demonstrations of low-cost irrigation technology will be established to show how resilience to climate change can be built at the farm level. The combination of these interventions is expected to increase average smallholder yields per season for maize.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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