|Approval Date||15 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||25 Jan 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
The Project for Support to Agricultural Transformation in the Natural Region of Bugesera (PATAREB) was initiated because of the effects of large variations in the rainfall pattern that affect this area. PATAREB is part of the implementation of the Government's overall development policy as defined in the document "Vision Burundi 2025" and in the 2nd Generation Growth and Poverty Strategy Framework (CLSP II). The project targets fragile and economically, socially and environmentally disadvantaged communities, but with significant agricultural and fish farming potential whose sustainable development will contribute to improving food and nutritional security, increase the income of vulnerable small producers, alleviate the impact of poverty on rural households and strengthen the resilience of populations, including women and youth. Thus, it covers the natural region of Bugesera including seven (07) Municipalities of the Province of Kirundo and a Giteranyi Commune of Muyinga Province. With a total cost of UA 12.00 million (BIF 29.28 billion), the project will be implemented over a five-year period through three (03) components: (i) Support for Infrastructure Development Agricultural; (ii) Promotion of Agricultural Transformation and Improvement of the Living Conditions of Populations; and (iii) Management and Coordination.
The overall objective of PATAREB is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations through agricultural development and transformation. The specific objective of the project is to boost the inclusive agricultural development of the Bugesera Natural Region through the construction of production infrastructure, the promotion of agricultural value chains and the support of safety nets.
The project will directly benefit a population of 900,000 people (51% women) composed mainly of agri-pastoralists. These will be supported through actions aimed at developing rice, maize and sorghum value chains and supporting the development of the blue economy. The development of these value chains will also benefit private sector companies engaged in the processing of agricultural products. In addition, special attention will be paid to vulnerable populations as well as to young people. Vulnerable populations will benefit particularly from the cash-for-work approach developed through watershed management, transfer of agricultural inputs and support for the development of income-generating activities. The project will also prioritize young people through activities related to entrepreneurship promotion to enable self-employment.
Fragile States Facility
Government of Republic of Burundi
Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage (MINAGRIE)
|Last Update||21 Oct 2020|
|Name||MPYISI Edson Rurangwa|