[Rwanda] National Agricultural Survey 2008 (NAS 2008); Report of National Data Analysis

Cover Rwanda 2008


Republic of Rwanda, National Institue of Statistics of Rwanda, (February 2010)

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The 2008 National Agricultural Survey (NAS 2008) of Rwanda has been undertaken from September 2007 to August 2008 and covered the whole two agricultural seasons of the year 2008 (from September 2007 to February 2008 for the first season and from March to August 2008 for the second season). The NAS 2008 covered a sample of 10,080 agricultural households spread out in all 30 districts. The data obtained are therefore representative at that decentralized level of districts.

The analysis that has been done dealt with:

  • Demographic and social characteristics of agricultural farmers;
  • Farms characteristics;
  • Agricultural practices and crop production;
  • Livestock practices and production;
  • Fishery, aquaculture and beekeeping practices;
  • Forestry practices and income;
  • Food stocks and, nutrition.


  • Agricultural Households and Sex of the Household Head
  • Average Age
  • Main and Secondary Activity of the Household Head
  • Agricultural Population
  • Family Relationship with the Household Head
  • Age Groups
  • Literacy Level
  • Level of Education
  • Agricultural Population According to Literacy Level, Activity Age Group and Sex
  • Agricultural Workforce
  • Area of Agricultural Land According to the Main Method Used for Erosion Control
  • Proportion of Agricultural Holdings According to the Level of Splitting, Average Number of Blocks and Average Size
  • Holding Size
  • Agricultural Land Distribution According to the Mode of Acquisition
  • Main Method of Water Supply to Crops
  • Farming Method Practiced
  • Time Used to Go to Farm Block from Dwelling
  • Land Distribution According to the Topographic Location
  • Main Purpose of Field (Food Crops, Cash Crops, Forage Crops, Fallow, Uncultivated Fields/Pasture, Afforestation)
  • Agricultural Inputs (Improved Seeds, Pesticides/Fungicides, Manure, Compost, Chemical Fertilizers, Organic Fertilizers and/or Minerals)
  • Expenditures on , Purchases of Agricultural Inputs (Agricultural Machinery, Traditional Seeds, Improved Seeds, Chemical Fertilizers, Organic Fertilizers, Pesticides, Agricultural Manpower, Total)
  • Expenditures on Agricultural Equipment
  • Crop Production
  • Type of Horticulture Practiced
  • Households Having Planted Fruit Trees and/or Flowers
  • Type of Livestock
  • Households Having Practiced Animal Breeding Techniques
  • Main Source of Animal Feeding
  • Area Covered by Forage
  • Number of Livestock
  • Number of Births and Deaths of Livestock
  • Animal Products (Milk, Eggs, Butter, Lard)
  • Households Engaged in Fishing
  • Fishing Method
  • Fish Production and Income
  • Households Engaged in Apiculture, Number of Hives and Apicultural Production
  • Afforestation or Scattered Trees
  • Planting of Trees and Number of Planted Trees
  • Main Source of Tree Plants
  • Forestry Income (Timber, Sawn Wood, Firewood, Charcoal)
  • Sources of Firewood
  • Food in Stock
  • Meals Taken by Adults
  • Average Number of Days of Food Consumption by Food
  • Food Items Consumption and Mode of Their Acquisition
  • Food Insecurity Causes and Measures Taken to Find a Solution

Crops: Sorghum, Maize Grains, Wheat, Rice, Cereals, Mild Cassava, Fresh Bitter Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potato, Taro, Yam, Tubers, Bush Beans, Climbing Beans, Peas, Pulses, Soybean, Groundnut, Sunflower, Oilcrops, Sugar Cane, Green Beans, Fresh Beans, Fresh Peas, Maize Fresh Ear, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Tomato, Carrot, Cucumber, Beetroot, Lettuce, Spinach, Culin Garlic, Eggplant, Squash/Pumpkin/Marrow, Onion, Okro, Leek, Sweet Pepper, Celery, Parsley, Chillies (Pili-pili), Mushroom, Vegetables Dodo, Sombe, Moringa, Vegetables, Cooking Banana, Beer Banana, Banana Kamara, Orange, Lemon, Mango, Guava, Passion Fruit, Pineapple Strawberry, Papaya, Avocado, Avocado Haas, Japanese Plum, Gaperi, Fruits, Dwarf Pepper, Vanilla, Spices, Coffee, Tea, Stimulants, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Geranium Macadamia, Mulberry Tree/Iboberi, Pacuri, Trade Flowers, Ornamental Flowers

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbit, Poultry, Guinea Pigs,

Regions: Kigali City, Nyarugenge, Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyanza, Gisagara, Nyaruguru, Huye, Nyamagabe, Ruhango, Myhanga, Kamonyi, Karongi, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rutsiro, Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Rulindo, Gakenke, Musanze, Burera, Gicumbi, Bugesera, Rwamagana, Gatsibo, Kayonza, Kirehe, Ngoma, Myagatare, Rwanda