Burundi - Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains Sustainable Development Support Project (PADCAE-B) (AFDB-P-BI-A00-008)

  • Burundi
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Nov 25, 2020
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 21.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 15,000,000
Converted using 2020-11-25 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 21.00 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 15,000,000
Converted using 2020-11-25 exchange rate.
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Apr 9, 2021

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Project Description
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The Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains Development Support Project in Burundi (PADCAE-B) is in line with the PND (2018- 2027) which aims to promote intensive and modernised agriculture to ensure food security and foster market agriculture. The project is in line with the ADF-15 operational and strategic priorities which aim to create a conducive environment for inclusive and sustainable transformation, decent jobs and stronger resilience. It will be implemented in Gitega, Kirundo and Muyinga Provinces in northern Burundi, with a total population estimated at 2,956,784 people (24% of the national population), a land area of 1,671 ha (or 18% of the national total) and a population density of 553 inhab/km2. Project interventions will focus on a limited number of value chains (rice, maize, goats, pigs and fish) identified by beneficiaries, articulated around 4 components: (i) land development, integrated land management, land restoration and security; (ii) development of climate-resilient agriculture and support for nutrition (iii) institutional, capacity building and agricultural entrepreneurship support; and (iv) project management and coordination. PADCAE-B will be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-2025) for a total cost of UA 16.39 million. When implemented, the project will help to fight food and nutrition insecurity, promote youth employment and gender, boost agricultural output through resilient and sustainable agriculture, encourage the structuring, organization and capacity and building of cooperatives, private sector stakeholders and operational State structures, and improve land management.

The sector objective is to help to sustainably strengthen food and nutrition security and build the resilience of the rural populations of Ngozi, Kirundo and Muyinga Provinces. The specific objectives are: (i) land development, integrated land management, land restoration and security, (ii) development of climate-resilient agriculture and livestock value chains and support to nutrition and (iii) institutional, capacity building and agricultural entrepreneurship support.

The project area (PA) covers Kirundo, Muyinga and Ngozi Provinces situated in northern Burundi with a total estimated population of 2,743,366 people, making 24% of the national population, and covering a land area of 1,671 ha (or 18% of the total land area of the country). The project has several beneficiaries at the central and decentralised levels. It will benefit directly 138,060 people, 56% of them women, and indirectly all 2,743,366 inhabitants of the 3 provinces. At central level, the key beneficiaries are the Ministry in charge of Agriculture and its technical departments and allied structures such as R&D and training institutions. At the devolved and communal level, project implementation will benefit provincial departments of agriculture and livestock, sector cooperatives and value chains stakeholders' organisations, agricultural households, particularly very vulnerable groups including young people and women, hill-agriculture supervisors/monitors, animal health workers as well as private enterprises.

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