Support for the development of family farming through the promotion of agroecology, the collective marketing of agricultural products and the credit-saving initiatives of small-scale producers in Burundi

The objective of the project is to help organized producers in cooperatives improve their production through agro-ecological practices and to better market their products through conservation and processing initiatives.

The beneficiaries of the project are small-scale farmers who practice family farming integrating food crops and cash crops such as coffee and tea, sometimes combining them with traditional and extensive livestock farming. Unfortunately, these producers have limited access to fertilizers, phytosanitary products and improved seeds. They also have little access to credit, hence the development of Fondsdev (Solidarity Fund for Development) to enable them to finance their activities.

The project is being carried out in Kayanza, Ngozi, Kirundo, Muramvya, Gitega and Cibitoke provinces, and includes beekeepers from the provinces of Kayanza, Bujumbura and Rumonge.

It is planned for a period of 5 years: 2017-2021

Financial partner :

Broederlijk Delen

Project to support the development of rural populations in Burundi through the promotion of Agricultural Cooperatives and savings and credit structures Through this project, Inades-Formation Burundi supports the development of cooperatives and savings and credit structures. 15 agricultural cooperatives and 4 Solidarity Funds for Development (Fonsdev) are accompanied on the path to professionalization. The aim […]

The project of Valorisation of the food of sovereignty for a sufficient, healthy, sustainable population is a project that responds to the positioning of Inades-Formation for food sovereignty. It is carried out in 8 countries of the Inades-Formation network and aims to contribute to the promotion of food systems based on family farming for a dignified life for all.

The project specifically aims to improve the level of productivity and consumption of sovereignty foods in the zones of intervention; To establish and develop sustainable mechanisms for the management of the market and consumption of local food products; To encourage public policies to take account of the promotion of food systems based on family farming and food of sovereignty in particular.

Foodstuffs of vegetable and animal origin, which are historically anchored in the food habits of the populations of a given region, in trade, and in cultural practices, are termed sovereignty. They are known for their resistance to climate change, their nutritional quality, their low dependence on synthetic inputs and their important role in boosting the local economy. A total of four (4) food crops were selected for all the countries concerned: Bean / Cowpea, Sorghum, Fonio, Mil and one (1) livestock product: local chicken.

Two crops of sovereignty will be valued in the provinces Kirundo and Cibitoke, located respectively in the North and in the West of Burundi namely the Bean and the Sorghum.

The project also includes an institutional component aimed at developing the institutional capacities of the Inades-Formation network as a current of thought and social movement serving the common good and contributing effectively to the transformation of society.

Financial Partners

KZE / MISEREOR