Tag: Burundi

Seeds of Hope Episode 7: Sample Fields

The seventh episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series covers the establishment of sample fields for cassava and banana. These fields provide for the multiplication of improved seed to farmers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to view the rest of the episodes in this series and stay up-to-date with new videos from IFDC. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the…

Seeds of Hope Episode 6: Warehouses

The sixth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series covers the building of warehouses for seed producers. By being able to store seed, these entrepreneurs have been able to sell seed at higher prices than before. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal…

Seeds of Hope Episode 5: Group Ordering

The fifth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses a group ordering scheme the assists farmer groups in ordering larger quantities of improved seed. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here.  The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi…

Seeds of Hope Episode 4: Pre-Order System

The fourth episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses a seed pre-order system which has allowed seed producers to better estimate the size of their market and the needs of farmers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal of ISSD, funded…

Seeds of Hope Episode 3: Seed Packaging

The third episode from ISSD Burundi’s “Seeds of Hope” series discusses improved seed packaging introduced in Burundi. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with each new episode – and if you’re behind, find all the videos here. The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi from 2014 to 2018, is to promote rural economic development…

New Video: Soil Fertility in Burundi

Burundi faces a continuous decrease in soil fertility due to factors such as erosion and over-exploitation of soil nutrients. To overcome challenges such as high acidity and deficiencies in phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and copper, IFDC’s PAPAB project, with government and research partners trialed new fertilizer blends that helped increase crop yields by up to 50%.  

Access to Finance Fulfills Dreams

CATALIST-2 began its work in the summer of 2012 after the successes of CATALIST, and ended in August 2016, with more than 300,000 farmers having benefited from the project. Their triumphs, such as Donavine’s story below, are transforming farming communities in Burundi, Rwanda, and the North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Burundian farmer Donavine…

Gender Sensitization Through Mobile Cinema

leaders from CATALIST-2 offer gender sensitivity training through mobile cinemas and workshops, allowing farmers to see first-hand the benefits of gender inclusivity in farmer organizations.

Open House Demonstrates Performance of Hybrid Maize in Muyinga, Burundi

Seed quality is essential for higher yields, climate resistance and farmer profitability, but producers in Burundi often lack access to affordable, high-quality seeds. IFDC’s Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) project works with farmers, agronomists and seed entrepreneurs to expand the nation’s seed sector.

PAN-PNSEB: Facilitating Farmer Access to Fertilizer in Burundi

The Support Project to the National Subsidized Fertilizer Program in Burundi (PAN-PNSEB) solved fertilizer-related issues common to farmers by focusing on fertilizer quality, quantity and affordability.

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