The International Fund for Agricultural Development has provided a grant worth USD39.6 million to Burundi to support efforts in improving food security through the establishment of agricultural value chains.

More specifically, the Value Chain Development Program will enhance the quality of dairy and rice products for increased competitiveness, greater demand, and bigger returns in revenue for smallholder farmers and their organizations in the provinces of Gitega, Karuzi, Cibitoke, Kayanza, Muramvya, Bubanza and Ngozi.

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