Burundi - Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains Sustainable Development Support Project (PADCAE-B)

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Nov 2020
Signature Date 18 Dec 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 15,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains Development Support Project in Burundi (PADCAE-B) is in line with the PND (2018- 2027) which aims to promote intensive and modernised agriculture to ensure food security and foster market agriculture. The project is in line with the ADF-15 operational and strategic priorities which aim to create a conducive environment for inclusive and sustainable transformation, decent jobs and stronger resilience. It will be implemented in Gitega, Kirundo and Muyinga Provinces in northern Burundi, with a total population estimated at 2,956,784 people (24% of the national population), a land area of 1,671 ha (or 18% of the national total) and a population density of 553 inhab/km². Project interventions will focus on a limited number of value chains (rice, maize, goats, pigs and fish) identified by beneficiaries, articulated around 4 components: (i) land development, integrated land management, land restoration and security; (ii) development of climate-resilient agriculture and support for nutrition (iii) institutional, capacity building and agricultural entrepreneurship support; and (iv) project management and coordination. PADCAE-B will be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-2025) for a total cost of UA 16.39 million. When implemented, the project will help to fight food and nutrition insecurity, promote youth employment and gender, boost agricultural output through resilient and sustainable agriculture, encourage the structuring, organization and capacity and building of cooperatives, private sector stakeholders and operational State structures, and improve land management.

Project Objectives

The sector objective is to help to sustainably strengthen food and nutrition security and build the resilience of the rural populations of Ngozi, Kirundo and Muyinga Provinces. The specific objectives are: (i) land development, integrated land management, land restoration and security, (ii) development of climate-resilient agriculture and livestock value chains and support to nutrition and (iii) institutional, capacity building and agricultural entrepreneurship support.


The project area (PA) covers Kirundo, Muyinga and Ngozi Provinces situated in northern Burundi with a total estimated population of 2,743,366 people, making 24% of the national population, and covering a land area of 1,671 ha (or 18% of the total land area of the country). The project has several beneficiaries at the central and decentralised levels. It will benefit directly 138,060 people, 56% of them women, and indirectly all 2,743,366 inhabitants of the 3 provinces. At central level, the key beneficiaries are the Ministry in charge of Agriculture and its technical departments and allied structures such as R&D and training institutions. At the devolved and communal level, project implementation will benefit provincial departments of agriculture and livestock, sector cooperatives and value chains stakeholders’ organisations, agricultural households, particularly very vulnerable groups including young people and women, hill-agriculture supervisors/monitors, animal health workers as well as private enterprises.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-A00-008
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name KABORE Youssouf
Email y.kabore@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burundi
Coordinates Location Name
-2.875 29.925 ngozi
-2.83333 30.33333 Muyinga
-2.58333 30.16667 kirundo
-2.52778 30.2167 busoni
-2.69861 30.1042 Vumbi
-2.58333 30.3333 Bwambarangwe
-2.908 29.89975 Gashikanwa
-2.8211 29.9826 Kiremba
-2.9218 29.9734 Tangara
-2.46164 30.44627 Giteranyi