Burundi

Burundi, located in Central Africa, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has a total area of 27,830 sq km. In comparison, Burundi is slightly larger than Haiti, or about the size of the state of Maryland in the U.S. The country’s climate is equatorial with two wet seasons: February through May and September through November; and two dry seasons: June through August and December through January. Of Burundi’s total land area, 33 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 14 percent supports permanent crops such as trees bearing fruits and nuts. More...

SEW Completes Efforts to Introduce Sustainable Energy Production in CAGLR

The recently completed Sustainable Energy Production through Woodlots and Agroforestry (SEW) project has decreased the competition for land between energy production and agricultural production by establishing wood plantations (micro-woodlots) on lands considered marginal by the region’s agricultural communities. More...

Private Sector-Led Subsidy Program Triples Fertilizer Available in Burundi

In a country that has faced chronic food insecurity for decades, the Government of the Republic of Burundi (GRB) has taken an important step toward national food security through its new fertilizer sector privatization policy. More...