Burundi - Emergency Agricultural Production Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Signature Date 09 Aug 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 4,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-AA0-017
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Chantal UMUHIRE
Email c.umuhire@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burundi
Coordinates Location Name
-3.5 29.95 Gitega Province
-3.3822 29.3644 Bujumbura
-2.58333 30.1667 Kirundo
-2.88333 29.25 Cibitoke Province
-3.06667 29.6667 Kayanza Province
-2.90833 29.8278 Ngozi
-3.125 30.1333 Karuzi Province
-3.86667 30.1 Rutana Province
-3.47639 30.2486 Ruyigi
-3.2186 30.5528 Cankuzo