Farmer Stories from Burundi

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Burundi: Farmers make baskets from banana “stems” to protect the environment

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe April 29, 2019

In eastern Burundi, nurseries of forest tree species have been planted to reforest watersheds and bare hills in the region, reducing erosion […]

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Burundi & Ghana: Two techniques for storing tomatoes longer (by Jean de Dieu Ununahazwe & Anais Voski)

admin April 10, 2017

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Burundi: Farmer finds new technique for preserving tomatoes

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe November 28, 2016

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after […]

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Burundi: Farmer improves banana yield with compost

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe September 26, 2016

Emmanuel Nshakavyanka knew his land was exhausted. As it gradually lost fertility over the years, his banana trees produced less and less. […]

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Burundi: Many refugees do not want to return (IRIN)

admin June 01, 2015

Moise Ntiranyibagira is one of 60 passengers on a bus heading from Burundi to a transit centre in the Tanzanian lake port […]

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Burundi: Thousands take refuge in Rwanda as election approaches (Afrique Expansion)

admin May 04, 2015

Emmanuel Minani decided to leave Burundi when the ruling party’s youth wing, known as Imbonerakure, threatened to burn his house. The farmer […]

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Burundi: Farmer improves banana yield with compost

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe March 30, 2015

Emmanuel Nshakavyanka knew his land was exhausted. As it gradually lost fertility over the years, his banana trees produced less and less. […]

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Burundi: The queen of seed potatoes

Jean de Dieu Ininahazwe December 15, 2014

Annociate Manirakiza is one of the saviours of Burundi’s potato sector. The 47-year-old farmer lives in Kayanza, the centre of Burundi’s potato […]

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