Burundi - Agropastoral Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Project for Youth and Women in Burundi - (PEAPJF- Burundi)

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Oct 2022
Signature Date 30 Nov 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 15,400,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Agropastoral Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Project for Youth and Women (PEAPJF) is aligned with the 2018-2027 National Development Plan (PND) which is the reference document for Burundi’s economic and social development through its strategic goals aimed at revitalising growth sectors and developing human capital. The PEAPJF aims to resolve different development problems raised at the different levels of the entrepreneurship ecosystem for youth and women. The project, to be implemented over a 5-year period(2022-2027),is focused on the following 3 components: (i)support for vocational training and skills upgrading for youth and women, including the development of digital learning platforms,(ii) support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, small-and medium-sized enterprises(SME) and agropastoral cooperatives, and(iii) institutional support, capacity building and project coordination including visibility of, and communication regarding ‘Made in Burundi’ products. The project’s total cost, net of taxes and customs duties, is UA 17.52million.

Project Objectives

The Project Development Objective is to ‘raise agro-pastoral output with a view to increasing the contribution of selected sectors to GDP growth in order to ensure better structural transformation of the Burundian economy’. Specific objectives: (i) support for building the technical and professional skills of youth and women to improve employability, (ii) support for improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem to create job and export opportunities for youth and women, (iii) strengthening of digitalisation and digital skills of youth/women, and (iv) institutional support and capacity building for actors.


The project will have national coverage although the two main investment sites are the RUSI site and the ISABU Gisozi site for irrigation. There are many, varied project beneficiaries including: (i) unemployed students who are university graduates in general or post-basic humanities, (ii) cooperatives and groups of youth and women in the agropastoral sector throughout the value chains targeted by the project, (iii) agri-business and agropastoral small-and medium-sized enterprises for youth and women, (iv) teachers at the RUSI centre, (iv) financing institutions for youth and women including the PAEEJ programme, and (v) private investors or the Diaspora interested in investing in targeted value chains. Regarding vocational training, the RUSI regional centre will be the prime beneficiary and will receive various types of support from the project. In all, it is expected that the project will affect about 2000 students (30% of whom are girls) who will receive certificates/diplomas. It is also expected that the project will affect about 3,000 cooperatives representing 15,000 beneficiaries (50% of whom will be women) who will be provided with capacity building support in the RUSI cooperative sub-sector.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Transition Support Facility
Government Of Burundi


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-IE0-006
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Jean Claude NSABIMANA
Email j.nsabimana@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burundi
Coordinates Location Name
-3.11667 29.4 Provense ya Bubanza
-3.3802 29.3547 Bujumbura Mairie Province
-3.3822 29.3644 Bujumbura
-3.85 29.6333 Bururi Province
-3.13333 30.5833 Provense ya Cankuzo
-2.88333 29.25 Provense ya Cibitoke
-3.43813 29.9548 Gitega
-3.125 30.1333 Karuzi Province
-3.06667 29.6667 Kayanza Province
-2.58333 30.1667 Kirundo