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Identifying the main barriers and opportunities for solar PV within irrigation sector in Rwanda

16 March 2015

On 16 March, Practical Action organised a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the potential of increasing access to, and use of, solar PV irrigation technologies.

The workshop brought together about 20 mainly private sector irrigation and solar PV companies in Rwanda to help identify the main barriers and opportunities for solar PV within the irrigation sector in Rwanda.

MINAGRI presented on their new irrigation subsidy programme and how solar PV could be included in the future at the workshop.

Another workshop will be planned to take the opportunity forward through a set of more concrete actions to support the private sector companies to develop products which can then be marketed to small-holder farmers in Rwanda.

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