Burundi is one of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa targeted by USAID’s Feed the Future initiative. As part of that effort, Winrock is working to train farmers, agribusinesses, institutions and other leaders in Burundi in the skills that will lead to a transformation of the entire agricultural sector. In the past, Winrock programs have focused on developing the infrastructure, policies and partnerships necessary for small farmers to increase their production and their incomes.
To be effective and long-lasting, solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa’s food security challenges must be homegrown. That belief drives this USAID-funded Feed the Future initiative to develop the capacity of African agriculture professionals, institutions and stakeholders to reduce hunger and poverty. The program seeks agricultural transformation by engaging stakeholders at the continental, regional, country, and local levels to improve the effectiveness of institutions, strengthen the capacity to manage policy change, and promote effective participation of non-state actors.