BURUNDI Tilling the land again - FAO/UE

Tilling the land again

FAO and EU: Unlocking rural potential

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Rome, 2007

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The European Union and FAO are working more closely than ever before. Partnership has strengthened both organizations in achieving their shared goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

In a country where nine out of ten people depend on agriculture, rural development is crucial.
Eric Donni, Delegation of the European Commission to Burundi

From 1993, when civil war broke out, up to now, agricultural production grew by just one percent. In the same period, the population rose from six to eight million people. That means a net loss in food production of almost 25 percent.”
Jean-Pierre Renson, FAO, Burundi

By the end of 2008, Burundi might be self-sufficient in cassava again.That, I think, is really a success.” Eric Pitois, European Commission Humanitarian Aid department

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