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Agriculture in Burundi

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Burundi: 'Decreased Agricultural Productivity Causes Low Growth in Burundi'

    BURUNDI, 2017/07/16 Increase in Burundi is low, due to the low productivity of the subsistence agriculture on which the majority of the people depends, reveals the analysis presented on 13 July in Bujumbura by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). On the occasion of the publication of the Burundi profile, the UNECA, which conducted an analysis on economic and social performance in Burundi with a focus on recent developments next the socio-economic crisis of 2015, reported that the country's increase rate was -3.9% in 2015, but is expected to reach 2% by 2017.
  • Turning African Swamps Into Fertile Farmland

    BURUNDI, 2013/05/02 The Cankuzo and Ruyigi marshes have been drained, and the farmers of eastern Burundi are starting to smile again. For years, the small, dried-up tracks of land left this territory with a shortage of food and gain. But the swamps have presently been turned into fertile soil to plant new crops and reap much additional plentiful harvests.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.