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Strategic Interventions for Enhanced Food Security in Burundi

KIT supported the Dutch Embassy in defining strategic areas and possible interventions for enhancing food security in three provinces of Burundi (Bujumbura Rural, Bubanza and Cibitoke).

This was the first step in the implementation of the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (MASP 2012-2015) of the Dutch Embassy with the aim of contributing to socio-economic and environmental stability in the Great Lakes region.

Establishing food security as a spearhead theme for the Dutch Embassy

Together with key stakeholders, we defined a theory of change that underpins the implementation and monitoring of future interventions in Burundi. First, key issues were identified, and entry points established based on analysis of rural livelihoods and staple food value chains:

While identifying and developing these entry points, ongoing support initiatives by other donors were taken in account.

Secondly, a comprehensive set of collaborative interventions for enhancing food security were identified:

Several of the proposed projects have been formulated and are being implemented.

Services delivered

  • Policy & Programme Design

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