Climate proofing food production investments in Imbo and Moso basins in the Republic of Burundi

Climate proofing food production investments in Imbo and Moso basins in the Republic of Burundi

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 04 Feb 2026
  • ESS Category Category C

Burundi is one of the poorest countries facing severe climate change related challenges, including a worsening food security situation for its vulnerable rural population.  A combination of extreme floods and droughts which are anticipated in the Imbo and Moso plains of Burundi are expected to cause an agricultural yield decline of 5-25% in the coming decades and reduce long-term growth by 2.4% per year. 

The project's main objective is to build farmers' resilience to climate change in the upper, middle, and lower Imbo and Moso catchments and to increase agricultural productivity and food security through adoption of better agroecosystem management practices to conserve soil and water resources. The project will reach 573,540 beneficiaries, and it has three inter-linked components:  

  1. improvement of soil and water management through the adoption of best practices in agroecosystem management by land users;  
  2. capacity building of actors at all levels on best agro-ecosystem management practices for enhanced soil and water conservation; and  
  3. development of an enabling environment for water and soil conservation. 
Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


02 Dec 2018 - 713 days

Concept note received

02 Dec 2018

Funding proposal received

24 Apr 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Aug 2020

Cleared by iTAP

04 Nov 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 449 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

11 Mar 2021

FAA executed

07 Oct 2021

Under implementation

04 Feb 2022 - 902 days so far

FAA effective

04 Feb 2022

Disbursement - USD 1,423,000

14 Feb 2023

To be completed

04 Feb 2026 - 561 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing14% disbursed

GrantUSD 9,994,500
Total GCF Financing
USD 9,994,500


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 21,727,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 21,727,000

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Accredited Entity

International Fund for Agricultural Development
Dr. Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 5459 2109
Mr. Pierre-Yves Guedez

Senior Climate Finance Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, and Livestock
Mr. Diomède NDAYIRUKIYE Primary
Director General of Land Use Planning, Irrigation and Land Protection
Phone +257 79942336/69733653
Mr. Jean Mbarushimana Secondary
Phone +257 71 307 924
Phone +257 68123 426