Burundi - Aide d’urgence aux victimes de la sécheresse dans les provinces de Kirundo et Muyinga

Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-AA0-011
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Burundi