Diagnostic Assessment of SMEs

Wellspring was contracted by the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative (“IDH”) to undertake a diagnostic assessment for selected horticulture small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda.


This project was a component of the IDH Market-led SMEs and Smallholder Farmer Business Support Project  – funded by GIZ. The diagnostic was conducted across six agribusinesses in production, aggregation and processing. Horticultural crops ranged across french beans, snow peas, pineapple, banana, gherkins, avocado, passionfruit, and rosemary. The aim of the diagnostic was to ultimately increase the inclusive and sustainable production of high value horticultural crops, improve the scalability/capacity for growth and investment readiness of the SMEs, and to capitalise on market opportunities in domestic, regional and export markets.

The agribusinesses were assessed through site visits, interviews and document reviews according to commercial, agronomical, technical, operational and managerial diagnostic categories. Based on the assessments, Wellspring prepared a prioritisation framework of high, medium and low priority support areas in accordance with project objectives and KPIs, including actionable recommendations for IDH.

The diagnostic outputs, as well as Wellspring’s synthesis of cross-cutting challenges and opportunities faced by the SMEs, are being used as key inputs for targeted capacity building, coaching and training support provided through the project.

Funders and clients

IDH Farmfit

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