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Burundi is a small landlocked country in East Africa, neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi has a total surface area of 27,840 km² of which 25,680 km² are land and 2160 km² are water. Burundi’s colonial and post-colonial history has been closely intertwined with neighbouring Rwanda and has been deeply scarred by periods of social conflict and civil war, contributing to the outflow and influx of large numbers of refugees.
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Lake Tanganyika ,photo by Dave Proffer

Human pressures strain Lake Tanganyika’s biodiversity and water quality

9 September 2022

BUJUMBURA — The squeal of passing bikes fills the air in the center of a newly created wetland on the outskirts of Burundi’s main city and largest urban settlement on Lake Tanganyika, the resources of which the country shares with Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia. A step…

Do No Harm in Land Governance Interventions

“Do No Harm” in theory and in practice: Exploring the fine line between benefiting and harming local communities in development

1 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary During this session, we explored the question of doing harm. Giorgio Ferrari from the Knowledge Platform of Security and Rule of Law facilitated the session, which was co-organised with LAND-at-scale. Andreas Brown set the scene by introducing…

Transforming Agri-Food Systems in West and Central Africa: Rwanda, DRC, Burundi to benefit from TAFS-WCA programme

3 May 2022

Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Burundi are set to benefit from a regional initiative dubbed “Transforming Agri-Food Systems in West and Central Africa (TAFS-WCA)” which is aimed to increase food security and combat climate crisis.     The $25 million initiative was launched by…



Burundi faces enormous pressure on agricultural land given its very high population densities

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Amahoro @ Scale

Improving land governance? Looking at the impact through the eyes of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries

11 July 2023

Nowadays when it comes to land, many transitions are ongoing, and many organizations target processes of change to improve livelihoods while defining their target groups. In this roundtable we aimed to critically engage about who is targeted, who is left out and why, and how to deal with non…