|Approval Date||28 Jun 2005|
|Signature Date||20 Jul 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2006|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2006|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The present project focuses on the emergency relief operation for drought victims in the provinces of Kirundo and Muyinga. It was designed because of the extent of food insecurity in both provinces. To help people in distress and stabilize the food situation, the Government's intervention strategy focuses on food assistance and the distribution of seeds and other inputs for the production of vegetables, including short-cycle vegetables. To finance this program, the Government appealed to the international community. Several donors responded positively. The operation of the African Development Bank should complement those of other donors by supporting the vulnerable populations of Kirundo and Muyinga in market gardening seeds, fruit plants and agricultural tools for the 2006A and 2006B season. Its intervention, to the tune of US $ 500,000, should consist mainly of the purchase and distribution of seeds and other agricultural inputs. The expected results of the intervention are: the purchase and distribution of 2,100 kg of market garden seeds, 70,000 fruit trees (avocado, papaya, citrus etc.), 70,000 hoes, other tools (watering cans, wheelbarrows, sprayers, hoes), 240 tons of mineral fertilizer and phytosanitary products. Each beneficiary household should receive 30 g of market garden seeds, 3 kg of mineral fertilizer, a hoe and a watering can at the start of the 2006A season.
The sectoral objective of the operation is to contribute to improving the living conditions of the 70,000 households made vulnerable by drought in Kirundo and Muyinga. More specifically, it aims to promote short-cycle and highly productive market gardening and fruit growing.
The project targets vulnerable households in Kirundo and Muyinga. In September 2004, these households received seeds of beans, maize and market gardening. The same have each benefited from a hoe. Unfortunately, the prolonged drought that followed the sowing of beans and maize did not allow for a good production of these crops. Bank Group intervention is expected to benefit the 70,000 vulnerable households in the provinces of Kirundo and Muyinga.
Special Relief Funds
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
|Last Update||28 May 2020|