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Assistance through the provision of agricultural inputs and technical support to returnee households and their host communities in Burundi

Assistance through the provision of agricultural inputs and technical support to returnee households and their host communities in Burundi

Full title of the project:

Assistance to the restoration of food security and livelihoods through the provision of agricultural inputs and technical support to returnee households and their host communities in eastern provinces of Burundi

Target areas:

Ruyigi, Cankuzo and Rutana Provinces.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 900 000
Implementation:
22/03/2010-21/03/2011
Project code:
OSRO/BDI/001/JPN
Objective:

To assist about 30 000 food-insecure households, in particular returnees, through the provision of agricultural inputs and equipment, combined with the setting up of income-generating activities.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and its technical services, local and international non governmental organizations as well as the beneficiary rural communities.

Beneficiaries reached:

More than 90 000 vulnerable households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distribution of 1 000 000 cassava cuttings, 8 000 000 sweet potato cuttings, 161 500 fruit tree seedlings (papaya, citrus, avocado, Japanese plum, passion fruit and guava).
  • Distribution of 1 800 kg of market garden seed, 93 tonnes of seed potatoes, 290.55 tonnes of bean seed, 12 tonnes of groundnut seed, 4 tonnes of soybean seewwwd, 2 tonnes of sunflower seed.
  • Distribution of 7 000 watering cans, 1 500 manual sprayers, 3 750 wheelbarrows, 100 kg of fertilizer, 50 mills and 20 hullers.
  • Distribution of 1 500 goats, 4 900 laying hens, 56.59 tonnes of chicken feed and 700 feeding troughs.
  • Construction of 93 m² of storage facilities and a drying area of 45 m².
  • Organization of training in production and conservation techniques of cereal and vegetable seeds, management of community storage facilities and livestock production techniques.
Impact:
  • Production of 23 617.5 tonnes of foodstuffs for a total value of USD 12 009 145, leading to a reduction in the dependence of vulnerable households on national food aid and therefore in community tensions.
  • Dietary diversification and improvement in the nutritional quality of the daily food intake.
  • Improvement in household incomes owing to income-generating activities.
  • Capacity-building of 960 people.
  • Better integration of returned/repatriated people into their communities.
  • Strengthening of social bonds.