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8 April 2013
The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA), in partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) and USAID COMPETE, held its 7th annual Kenya National Taste of...
11 January 2013
In Burundi, USAID/EA supports the distribution of ‘life-cycle beads’ to internally displaced women. The beads allow women to track their menstrual cycles and plan for...
6 November 2012
Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy, United States Trade Representative (USTR) and Assistant USTR, Florie Liser, visited the USAID East Africa Trade Hub (COMPETE ) on October...
23 October 2012
In response to the ongoing food crisis in East Africa, USAID has provided an in-kind donation of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to the United Nations...
26 July 2012
USAID COMPETE worked with the Tanzania Port Authority to establish a One Stop Center at the Dar es Salaam port. The One Stop Center (OSC)...
18 October 2011
On July 12, 2011 a high level international delegation, including the United States Ambassador, visited the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) USAID-funded Supporting Communities for...
11 September 2012
USAID's regional mission in East Africa is pleased to announce the second round of review under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM), with concept notes...
28 August 2012
The East Africa regional mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/East Africa) recently awarded the ACDI/VOCA Support for Food Security Activities ...
3 March 2008
USAID/EA, together with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), supported a “High Level Workshop...
15 February 2008
29 November 2012
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) signed a memorandum of understanding today affirming their partnership and setting common...
18 October 2012
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) signed an amendment recently to the COMESA-USAID...
12 October 2012
The East Africa Community (EAC), with support from USAID/East Africa, has launched a three-year program to better understand and lower the risks of aflatoxin in...
9 March 2011
Market Linkages Initiative (MLI), a USAID/East Africa project, has awarded grants to two family-owned agribusinesses in Burundi, ETS Misago Sebastian and Sodea, with the potential...
4 November 2010
To encourage and support a new spirit of entrepreneurship in Burundi, the U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Ms. Pamela Slutz; the Chargé d’Affaires of the Royal...
22 October 2010
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), with representatives from eight East and Southern African governments, donors, civil society and the private sector, has completed...
10 September 2010
To support vital work in promoting health, economic growth, democracy and good governance in Burundi, the United States Ambassador to Burundi, Mrs. Pamela Slutz, the...
9 September 2010
U.S. Ambassador to Burundi Pamela Slutz joined Dr. Sabine Ntakarutimana, the Minister of Public Health and HIV/AIDS and the governors of Cankuzo and Ruyigi at...
10 March 2010
U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Pamela Slutz and Dr. Emmanuel Gikoro, Burundi’s Minister of Public Health, along with the National Malaria Control Program team, joined hands...
17 September 2009
On September 17, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires to Burundi, Ambassador Charles Twining, the USAID Country Representative for Burundi, Mr. James Anderson and the Burundian Minister...
Although the Government of Burundi has implemented a policy of free access to basic health services for pregnant women and children under five, it continues to struggle to meet demand for health services and rehabilitate poor health facility infrastructure. USAID is supporting maternal and child health (MCH) services in provinces made vulnerable due to high rates of poverty, droughts and an influx of returning refugees. Development food aid is targeting vulnerable mothers and children, enhancing their livelihoods through health and nutrition activities. A major effort to combat malaria has supported the dissemination of long-lasting bed nets for pregnant women and children under one year of age and procurement of artemisinin combined therapy in order to support community-case management of fever for children under 5 years. USAID/Burundi is improving and expanding access to quality HIV and AIDS service in three northern provinces.
USAID is helping to strengthen the agriculture sector to serve as the leading engine for broad-based development. USAID supports the expansion of trade and investment opportunities, agricultural development and productivity.
USAID supports conflict mitigation and reconciliation to advance a sustained peace in Burundi following the prolonged civil war. USAID and implementing partners help reinforce the capacity to deal with conflict constructively, fostering dialogue among diverse groups, and helping Burundians reconcile with their past. The conflict over land continues to be a sensitive and contentious issue as refugees are repatriated and the Burundian population grows.
Burundi: Fiscal Year 2009 Malaria Operational Plan, August 2009
A farmer weighing maize on a modern platform scale purchased with funding from USAID and a private sector grain bulking center (GBC). USAID support for GBCs results in increased availability and quality of staple foods.
On site at the grain bulking center of a USAID grantee in Rwanda that can now use a clean plastic sheet and a modern platform scale to ensure quality handling of maize. USAID co-financed the purchase of this equipment, which replaces rudimentary methods such as drying directly on the ground that results in contamination from pollutants.
A mobile dryer in field testing in Eastern Kenya. Smallholder farmers face many constraints to access adequate drying and storage facilities and are often forced to dry their maize through rudimentary means, such as roadside drying. This results in improperly dried grain, deterioration of the grain in storage, and the development of aflatoxins to levels which are fatal if ingested. Through USAID support, the mobile dryer—an innovative technique in Kenya—brings modern drying closer to farmers.
Farmer Field Day at UZ Investments, a grain bulking center and grant recipient under USAID’s Market Linkages Initiative. USAID and UZ co-funded the field days to reduce insect infestation and moulds and improve crop conditioning so that smallholder farmers can obtain a higher price (based on quality) when they sell their crops to the grain bulking center.
Collection centre for Smart logistics, a USAID grantee buying crops from smallholder farmers. USAID support for the refurbishment and expansion of staple crop storage warehouses and integration of smallholder farmers into these storage systems results in improved sales and income for smallholder farmers, such as the ones pictured above.
The members of Association for Agriculture and Development, Burundi, have adopted improved agronomic practices, with support from USAID’s Agribusiness Program, increasing their revenue and improving the women’s lives.
Members of the Tuzamurane Association-- made up of Burundian farmers in a meeting. With support from USAID’s Agribusiness Program, this association has diversified their crops, and are making improved profit.
Marie Goreth Ndayishimiye lives in Burundi. With support from USAID’s Agribusiness Program, is also experimenting with bananas intercropped with beans.
Marie Goreth Ndayishimiye lives in Burundi. With support from USAID’s Agribusiness Program, she made a farmer’s exchange visit to neighboring Rwanda where she learned how to grow a nutritious kitchen garden that now meets her family’s needs.
Marie Habonimana is a Burundian farmer and livestock herder who was illiterate until USAID/Burundi provided her with the opportunity to learn to read and write and improve her dairy business.
Photo: Philippe Sindayihebura
Sister Concilie Nduwimana, director of Journal Ndongozi,
demonstrating the improved photo quality of the new
USAID supports culturally sensitive family planning
Photo: Search for Common Ground
Traditional Burundian drummers build anticipation for music and participatory theatre.
Genevieve Ndagijimana and her family use their mosquito nets.
USAID is helping water use at coffee stations in Burundi.
Left to right: Mr. Kornelis Willem Spaans, Chargé d’Affaires of the
Netherlands; Second Vice President of Burundi, Gervais Rufyikiri; and the U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Pamela Slutz at the launch of the first Burundi Business Business Incubator Incubator that will boost the private Sector.
Photo: U.S. Embassy/Burundi
Left to right: USAID/Burundi Country Representative, Mr. James Anderson;
U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Mrs. Pamela Slutz; and the Burundian Minister of
External Relations and International Cooperation, His Excellency Mr. Augustin Nsanze sign assistance agreements in Burundi.
Mothers and their children at the launch of a new program with the Ministry of Public Health and HIV/AIDS called “Let’s Help Them Grow” to prevent
malnutrition in young children in Burundi.
Burundi Agribusiness Program's Coffee Value Chain Manager explains coffee parchment quality to US Ambassador Pamela Slutz and IMF Country Representative Koffi Yao.
Photo: Catholic Relief Services
Déo Muhizi has begun to include his wife in decisions regarding household assets.
Judith, far right, is leading trainees in a relaxation exercise to help them focus on learning anti-corruption skills.
Photo: USAID/East Africa
Ambassador SLUTZ cutting the ribbon to display bed nets purchased by USAID.
Bed nets purchased by USAID and donated to Gatumba Health Center.
Dr. Emmanuel Gokoro, Minister of Public Health delivering his speech.
A young mother answering questions about correct use of malaria-preventing bed nets.
Women gather at Gatumba Health Center to support launch of USAID’s new malaria prevention and treatment initiative in Burundi.
United States Ambassador to Burundi, Pamela J. Slutz, (second from left) on a visit to a USAID supported training center in Bubanza that is preparing for registering Burundi’s voters for the 2010 elections.
Photo: U.S. Embassy, Burundi
From left to right, James M. Anderson, USAID/Burundi Country Representative; Ambassador Charles Twining, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Bujumbura, Burundi; and the Honorable Augustin Nsanze, Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation, Government of Burundi sign agreements on September 17 in Bujumbura.
Photo: Kimberly Wylie, USAID/East Africa
A USAID-supported physician is improving health systems and building the capacity of health providers at a busy referral lab and hospital. The result is growing demand—a sign of confidence in the HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, counseling and treatment services.
Mbula Musau, newly certified World Barista Championship Judge, at a coffee cupping competition in Burundi.
Burundian Farmers Receive First-Ever “Quality Premium” for Specialty Coffee.
Photo: US Embassy, Burundi
Left to right; Mme. Alice Nibitanga, USAID/Burundi Program Development Specialist, USAID/EA Regional Director Cheryl L. Anderson, Ambassador Patricia N. Moller, Mme. Antoinette Batumbwira, and Burundi Minister of External Relations.
From left to right; Msr. Callixte Mutabazi, Managing Director, Interbank Burundi S.A., Ambassador Patricia N. Moller, Mme. Alice Nibitanga, USAID/Burundi Program Development Specialist, USAID/EA Regional Director Cheryl L. Anderson, Msr. George Coucoulis, President, Interbank Burundi S.A.
From left to right; Mme Jeanette Seppen, Chargé d’Affaires, Netherlands Embassy Office, Ambassador Patricia N. Moller, USAID/EA Regional Director Cheryl L. Anderson.
Photo: Robert Ritzenthaler
Photo: Steve Walls
US Ambassador to Burundi Patricia Moller hands out prizes during the Coffee Club Celebration awards ceremony. Major coffee events, sponsored by USAID, are helping local specialty coffees gain worldwide recognition.
Burundi: Flood affected children in front of a flooded house
Cassava Mosaic Virus Disease threatens food security in six East African countries.
Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) causes early ripening and rotting of fruits.
Photo: Food For Peace
In Burundi, Food for Peace helps mothers feed their children.
Women and children wait for food distribution at a Food for Peace Distribution Center.
Free and fair elections mark the beginning of a peaceful existence in Burundi.
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