Theotime Rutabubura, Dr. Patrick Mulyungi
Abstract: The general objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of risk management strategies on performance of agricultural projects in Rwanda. Its specific objectives were to determine the effect of risk avoidance on performance of Access to Finance Rwanda, to assess the effect of risk control on performance of Access to Finance Rwanda, and to evaluate the effect of risk retention on performance of Access to Finance Rwanda and to analyse the effect of risk transfer on performance of Access to Finance Rwanda. The researcher used a descriptive research design, where quantitative approach was used. In quantitative approach the research employed data in form of numbers collected from agricultural projects in Rwanda. The research concerned 291 as the target population whom constitute the entire project team. In this research study, the sample size is of 169 from a population of 291 using Slovins formula. The primary data collected through questionnaires. Since the data collected in this study were majorly quantitative, the researcher developed a five-point Likert scale that used to collect data on the independent and dependent indicators. Before data collection, the researcher was seeking a letter of introduction from the University that used to seek permission for data collection. The questionnaires administered by the researcher. The researcher gave respondents one week to fill the questionnaires after which they collected for analysis. The responses were analysed through SPSS (Statistical Packages of Social Sciences) version 21. Data were coded for analysis. Frequency and percentage used to describe indicators of participatory approach and monitoring and evaluation process. Correlation analysis with two tailed significant tests used to test the correlation between variables while a multiple regression used to test the overall variables. ANOVA test were conducted to test the statistical significance of the overall effect of risk management strategies on performance of agriculture project in Rwanda a case study of Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR).
Keywords: Risk Management, Risk Management Strategies, Performance of Agricultural Projects