Burundi

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Burundi is located in Central Africa, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s climate is equatorial with two wet seasons: February through May and September through November; and two dry seasons: June through August and December through January.

 

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AGRICULTURE

Of Burundi’s total land area, 33 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 14 percent supports permanent crops such as trees bearing fruits and nuts.

The economy is also highly dependent on the export of coffee and tea, which account for 90 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings.

CHALLENGES

Due to outdated agricultural practices and poor use of resources, 68 percent of Burundi’s population lives in poverty.

Two of several urgent agricultural issues facing Burundi are soil erosion and deforestation.

PRODUCTS

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Coffee

Cotton

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Milk

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Tea

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Projects in Burundi

IFDC is improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and others in the agricultural value chain. Our key projects in the country are CATALIST-2, ISSD and PAN-PNSEB.

 

CATALIST-2

Promoting agribusiness cluster development, market integration and agricultural intensification

ISSD

Improving the seed sector and ensuring farmers’ access to quality seeds

PAN-PNSEB

Seeking to solve fertilizer-related issues common to farmers

 
 

Contact

IFDC Burundi

Rohero II – 3, Avenue Bweru
B.P. 1995
Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel: +257 22 25 78 75
ifdcburundi@ifdc.org

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