Climate Mitigation Food Security Trade Policy at Work

Climate, Food, Trade: Where is the Policy Nexus? – Burundi

This study on Burundi strongly suggests that currently climate change might be the biggest threat to food security in th EAC due to the devastating impact drought and heavy rains have on agricultural products. Trade in Burundi is highly concentrated on few agricultural products subject to internal and external risks. However, there have been a few initiatives towards diversification. The study further recommends creation of a permanent technical committee overseeing the monitoring and planning of food security related projects in Burundi. This publication is part of a series of five country studies conducted in the EAC member countries Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.