The Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) unit is responsible to manage and oversee the implementation of all projects components by providing strategic leadership to ensure the achievement of projects goals and the sustainability of expected outcomes.
Other responsibilities include managing and supervising consultants, contractors and suppliers involved in planning and delivery of all components of the projects to ensure all participants adhere to the highest quality standards and work towards meeting targets and outcomes.
For effective implementation, the SPIU Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Food security Project (SAIP) and Rural Community Support Project (RCSP) is implemented under the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB).
The SPIU was established following Cabinet resolution of 11th February 2011 regarding the formation of the Single Project Implementation Units across Line Ministries and Public Agencies, with overall objective of creating an effective institutional framework that will guide the process of designing and implementing projects that are earmarked to fast track realization of development targets envisaged in the various sector strategic plans, Seven Year Government Program and the EDPRS all drawn from the Rwanda’s Vision 2020.
SAIP is the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) funded project through the World Bank Group– International Development Association (IDA). The Project is implemented under Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) of the Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB).
The project objective is to increase agricultural productivity, market access, and food security of the targeted beneficiaries in the project intervention areas.
SAIP is implemented in eight districts; Rulindo, Rwamagana, Karongi, Rutsiro, Kayonza, Nyanza, Gatsibo, and Nyabihu, however, the project implementation will expand to other areas during implementation as needed by the Government of Rwanda and in agreement with the World Bank Group.
The Project is expected to strengthen the development of sustainable market linkages and value addition, through increased performance and commercialization of selected value chains.
RCSP is a project funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The Project is implemented under Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) of the Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB).
The project aims to increase agricultural productivity of farmers in the marshlands and hillsides, increase farmers’ income and strengthen the participation of beneficiary farmers with ownership based on the diligence, self-help and cooperative, mindset approach. It targets rural farmer groups and individuals most especially smallholders in intervention areas producing rice, maize, beans, horticulture (fruits and vegetables) and other crops.
RCSP is implemented in seven sites namely; Ruterana in Muhanga District; Kajevuba and Ruzigambogo in Gasabo District; Kanyonyomba in Gatsibo District; Rwinkwavu in Kayonza District; Bwanya in Gicumbi and Gatsibo Districts and Gakenke in Gakenke District.