Impact of agricultural transformation policy on food security: Case study of selected smallholder farmers in Gicumbi District, Northern Province, Rwanda
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The agricultural sector significantly contributes to the economy of many countries and it arguably remains the backbone for sustainable economic growth, livelihood standards and employment opportunities among households in different societies across the world. However, an agricultural transformation policy is required, especially in developing countries where clear policies are needed to transform the agricultural sector from subsistence to a commercial market-oriented sector. This study focuses on transforming the Rwandan agricultural sector as a pivotal way to reduce poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. In efforts to address the issue of food insecurity, Rwanda has developed an agricultural transformation policy to eradicate hunger and poverty within households, especially in rural areas.