Rwanda Agricultural Survey, 2006

Cover Rwanda 2006


National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Unit of Planning, Policy and Capacity Building, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, (June 2007)

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Jointly funded by both the governments of Rwanda and the Netherlands, The Division of Policy, Planning and Capacity Building in MINAGRI, partnered with the National Statistics Institute of Rwanda, (MINECOFIN), has established an agriculture statistics Service in charge of collecting, analyzing and publishing information pertaining to agriculture sector. In 2006, data collection has covered a representative sample of 1704 farmer households countrywide. Rwanda agricultural profile is extrapolated from results set forth by this survey.

This publication describes the methodology used, essential characteristic features of farmer households, use of agricultural inputs and manpower, crop productions, land use, animal farming during the 2006 season. Moreover, these results are compared to data of preceding years.


  • Number of Households Using Improved Seeds
  • Food Availability Per Capita
  • Distribution of Households by Sex
  • Distribution of Rural Population by Sex
  • Distribution of Households by Age of the Head of Household
  • Distribution of Households by Age, by Sex, by Legal Status, by Main Activities
  • Distribution of Land Size per Household
  • Distribution of Land by Mode of Acquisition
  • Distribution of Land by Use of Water
  • Distribution of Households by Agricultural Practices
  • Anti-erosion Measures Per Household
  • Crop Production
  • Distribution of Animals
  • Animal Production: Milk Skins, Eggs
  • Variation of Livestock Inventory

Crops:  Bush Beans, Climbing Beans, Peas, Peanuts, Soya, Sorghum, Maize, Wheat, Rice, Cassava, Manioc, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potato, Taro, Banana, Apple Banana, Beans

Livestock:  Cattle, Goat, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits, Chicken, Cobayes

Regions: Kigala Ville, Kigali-Ngari, Gitarama, Butare, Gikongoro, Cyangugu, Kibuye, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri, Byumba, Umutara, Kibungo, Rwanda