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Emergency support to the reintegration of vulnerable returnee households in Burundi

Emergency support to the reintegration of vulnerable returnee households in Burundi

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to the reintegration of vulnerable returnee households in the eastern provinces of Burundi to resume farming activities

Target areas:

Makamba Province

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 190 996
Implementation:
01/10/2011-01/10/2012
Project code:
OSRO/BDI/104/AUS
Objective:

To contribute to restoring the livelihoods of returnees by helping them resume farming activities, enabling them to reintegrate into a productive socioeconomic system and limiting their dependence on direct food aid.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Provincial Directorates, Burundi Institute of Agronomic Sciences, village committees and local groups/associations.

Beneficiaries reached:

3 000 vulnerable households

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 60 kg of vegetable seed, 75 000 kg of bean seed, 1 950 000 strings of sweet potato, 9 tonnes of DAP fertilizer and 6 tonnes of urea fertilizer as well as 6 000 hoes through seed fairs.
  • Sensitized input sellers from the seed fairs.
  • Trained farmer field school facilitators on nutrition education and good culinary practices, particularly for using soy.
Impact:
  • Resumed agricultural activities and increased beneficiary households’ food security.
  • Improved the quality of food products.
  • Generated additional income through the sale of surplus vegetable crops.
  • Strengthened social cohesion and reduced beneficiary households’ dependence on humanitarian aid.