LWH Project Description

The Land Husbandry, Water harvesting and Hillside irrigation Project (LWH) was initiated in 2009 by the government of Rwanda through a basket funding from various Multi-donor organisations.

LWH was jointly funded by the United States Agency for International Development, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda.  The Project aimed at increasing productivity and commercialization of agriculture on the hillside of Rwanda. The primary focus was to reduce at all costs soil erosion while introducing hillside irrigation in the country.

During implementation, LWH project applied a modified watershed approach to introduce comprehensive sustainable land husbandry technologies through hillside transformation by soil erosion control and increasing soil fertility to boost the land productivity on some selected sites (CFE), as well as develop water retention dams for hillside irrigation.

The Project was implemented in 15 sites across 13 districts, countrywide (Nyanza, Gatsibo, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Ngoma, Rulindo, Gicumbi, Rutsiro, Nyabihu, Ngororero, Gakenke,  Nyamagabe and Burera) countrywide.