In Burundi, nearly 70% of the population lives on less than $1 a day; and people living in rural areas are the most severely affected by poverty and food insecurity. It is estimated that more than 95% of the population works in the farming sector, and most are small farmers who depend on food crops. Their poverty is largely linked to low agricultural productivity, due in large part to the small size of farms, low soil fertility, limited technological and financial capital assets, lack of access to quality seeds and fertilizers, and a limited technical knowledge on farming best practices.
The Platform for Food Security and Rural Development of the Imbo/Mosso (PNSADR-IM) is strengthening food security and rural development in the regions of Imbo and Moso. It reinforces hydro-agricultural infrastructure like dams and roads in marshlands and plains, providing access to production areas, develops and strengthens the rice and milk sectors, supports the diversification of production, promotes nutritional education, and builds the capacity of stakeholders in agricultural development in the targeted sectors.
- Climate Change
188,412 people have benefited from the project, of which 50% are women. The project expects to reach 333,540 people and 55,575 households.
Employment opportunities have been created to dig anti-erosive ditches for the protection of watersheds and as animal health workers. Of the 2,282 jobs that have been created, over 760 have been filled by youth.
Over 5,000 pupils from 10 primary schools with school canteens have benefitted from setting-up vegetable gardens. The project has conducted awareness raising events, targeting educators and principals in an effort to improve nutrition.
Ms. Rym Ben Zid
Country Programme Manager
email@example.com, +257 22-205-460
Based in Bujumbura
Photo: Arne Hoel
Official Project Documents:
- GAFSP Proposal
- Cover Letter with Endorsements (French)
- Agriculture and Food Security Policy and background document: Implementation Plan (French)
- CAADP Compact (French)
- Post Compact Investment Plan (French)
- CAADP Technical Review (French) and background documents: Independent Technical Review COMESA (French) and Response from Burundi (French)
- CAADP Business Meeting Communique (French) and background document: Business Meeting Report (French)