Burundi - Support to Agriculture Transformation in the Bugesera Natural Region Project (PATAREB)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2017
Signature Date 25 Jan 2018
Planned Completion Date 29 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Government of Republic of Burundi
Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage (MINAGRIE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-K00-013
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MPYISI Edson Rurangwa
Email e.mpyisi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burundi
Coordinates Location Name
-2.58333 30.1667 Kirundo
-2.83333 30.3333 Provense ya Muyinga
-2.875 29.925 Provense ya Ngozi
-2.46164 30.44627 Giteranyi
-2.58333 30.25 Bugesera