Agriculture in Burundi. Challenges. Solutions

AGRICULTURE

From IFDC Website,

Child with isuka by DOUTTI

Of Burundi’s total land area,
33 percent is utilised for cultivated crops, while another
14 percent supports permanent crops such as trees bearing fruits and nuts.

The economy is also highly dependent on the export of coffee and tea,
which account for 90 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings.

 

 

CHALLENGES
Due to outdated agricultural practices and poor use of resources,
68 percent of Burundi’s population lives in poverty.

Two of several urgent agricultural issues facing Burundi are
soil erosion and deforestation.

PRODUCTS
Banana . Cassava . Coffee . Cotton . Hides . Livestock . Maize . Milk . Sorghum . Sweet Potato . Tea

PROJECTS
PAPAP Projet d’Appui à la Productivité Agricole au Burundi.
PIP:Plan Intégré Paysan.
PSSD: Private Seed Sector Development
MAVC: Microcredit Agricole and Value Chain