' A maize field struck by drought

FAO is helping build resilience to climate change for Burundi farmers

02-27-2017 The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has started distributing agricultural inputs to 31,000 households of farmers threatened by climate change. The inputs include bean and vegetable seeds, chemical fertilizers, sweet potato cuttings and, in some cases, hoes for the 2017 second growing season. Burundi is under an alarmingly growing (...)
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Prepare for short growing season, experts warn

02-18-2017 On 16 February 2017, Burundi environment ministry organised a workshop on how to mitigate the impact of the climate change. Theophile Ndarufatiye, the assistant to the environment minister, said climate change is a serious problem. “We are currently witnessing various climatic disturbances all over the world due mainly to (...)
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Climate change: Time for action

09-30-2014 Various associations involved in protection of the environment, such as the Ministry of environment, Scouts and others,took a guided ecological tourto the GasenyiRiverthat overflowed in February this year. The tour was meant to explain aboutthe stateof the river anddiscuss ways to prevent other accidents.-By Yves Didier Irakoze The visit (...)
' Evariste Sinarinzi

Preparing farmers for climate change

09-29-2014 Mitigating measures are taken to increase resilience to climate change.-By Diane Uwimana Evariste Sinarinzi, a civil servant at the Burundi Geographical Institute (IGEBU) and a Water and Climate Change Expert, indicates that during several years, IGEBU observed that the length of the rainy season was the same as the dry (...)
' Ban Ki Moon

France pledges $1 billion for Green Climate Fund

09-25-2014 During the Climate Summit 2014 organized this Tuesday 23rd September, participants emphasised the importance of the Green Climate Fund. –By Diane Uwimana “We must meet the broader 100 billion dollar-a-year pledge made in Copenhagen”, Ban Ki-Moon said in his opening remarks. The Secretary General of the UN indicates that (...)
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WACDEP: people’s resilience to climate change

03-15-2014 Water, climate and Development Program(WACDEP) seeks to support the integration of water security and climate resilience in the development planning and decision-making process through investment in water security and climate adaptation.-By Diane Uwimana “Nobody else is better placed to know citizens’ challenges, needs and interests than local government officials”, (...)