Burundi’s economy relays on the agricultural sector which employs 80% of the population and contributes only about 40% of GDP but, rural farmers are in precarious poverty of 74.7% .
IPSDI Burundi provides direct assistance for people as they try to feed their families and find a safe place to live, and we work to improve livelihoods opportunities for long-term economic wellbeing.
IPSDI-Burundi is working with community based cooperatives in the sectors of agriculture, breeding and vocational activities to improve their socio-economic situation and contribute with their efforts in integrative development of the country
Burundian Female farmers face limited access to markets, financial services, a balanced diet, and agricultural inputs such as seeds, livestock and labor, which also limits their productivity and consequently the well-being of their families. This linkage of food security, agriculture and gender equality has the great potential to address the complex relationships that exist between gender inequality, food security, and low economic empowerment in Burundi.
Those Cooperatives are created to strengthen local community in(i) Farming; (ii) Vocational activities: Soap making and tailoring; (iii)Goats farming; (iv)chickens laying farm and chicks production; (v)Income generating activities: shops and (vi) Training on leadership and management of local cooperatives