Burundi’s economy is dominated by the primary sector composed mainly by agriculture, which accounts for about half of GDP and provides about 80% of export income.
The objective of the Government of Burundi is to transform the current subsistence agriculture into market agriculture, generating jobs and incomes. It is in this perspective that Burundi has adopted the National Agricultural Investment Plan (PNIA) 2012-2017, which sets the strategic priorities to be followed so that the agriculture in Burundi could fully play the role it is assigned to namely to feed the population and to grow the economy.
The official launch of the project to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 1c, PROPA-O was held on May 31st, 2013, and was presided over by Gervais Rufyikiri, Second Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi.
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