|Approval Date||15 Jul 2022|
|Signature Date||09 Aug 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Emergency Agricultural Production Project in Burundi (AEFPF-Burundi) is designed to strengthen the food security of the Burundi population in the face of the global crisis that has been aggravated by the Russia/Ukraine conflict. The emergency operation will focus on building the capacity of women's cooperatives and groups (60%), by facilitating their access to production resources (rice and maize seeds, fertilizers) but also to training cooperative committees (at least >60% women) in financial/digital inclusion. The project is structured around the following three components: (i) Intensification of agricultural production, (iii) Support to gender-sensitive policies targeting the accessibility of agricultural inputs, and (iii) Project coordination and management. Gender and climate change are mainstreamed in all components.
The project’s objective is to strengthen the food security of the Burundi population (M/F) in the face of the global crisis, aggravated by the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Specifically, it aims to: (i) intensify cereals production (maize and rice) using climate-resilient varieties; (ii) promote digitization to support farmers and ensure transparency and inclusiveness, particularly with regard to seeds and plant protection products; and (iii) promote gender-sensitive policies by facilitating access to agricultural inputs.
The project’s direct beneficiaries are estimated at over 48,000 households or about 255,000 people (60% women) living in 14 provinces of the country. The project will support different categories of actors including seed multipliers, rice farmers and maize producers.
Fragile States Facility
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE L'ELEVAGE-S.D.R. BURAGANE
|Last Update||03 Dec 2022|