East African agriculture and climate change: Burundi

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Burundi is a small, landlocked country of which only 36 percent is arable. The malnutrition rate for children under five years is high; thirty-nine out of every 100 children weigh less than is normal for their age. Burundi’s population of 8 million is young and growing rapidly: Nearly 7 out 10 Burundians are under the age of 15, and the annual growth rate is 2.8 percent.


Baramburiye J, Kyotalimy M, Thomas TS, Waithaka M. 2012. East African agriculture and climate change: Burundi. Research Summaries. Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


  • Baramburiye J
  • Kyotalimye, Miriam
  • Thomas, Timothy S.
  • Waithaka, Michael