PAPSTA is a project whose objective is to support the agricultural transformation strategic plan (ATSP) so as to accomplish its mission and attain its objectives. The project was designed and approved in 2005. The funds necessary for the implementation of the project will mainly come from the International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD) and other donors like DFID, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Government of Rwandan. The loan agreement was signed on 7 October 2005 between IFAD, the funding agency and the Government of Rwanda, the Borrower.
The Project was created to implement the sectorial activities of the Strategic Document of Poverty Reduction (DSRP) in the domain of Agriculture. It intervenes in supporting the poverty reduction program and the fight against inequalities that can appear in the Vision 2020 and the Millenium Development Goals (MDG).