Access to employment for women and youth

Already raised € 0
Requested budget 2022 € 36.764
Projectvinfo
Project code
03023
Sector
Agriculture & Food industry
Funding
Donation
Country
Burundi
Location
Makamba & Rutana, Burundi
NGO
Louvain Coopération
Project duration
4 years (2022-2026)

Context

According to UNDP (2019), Burundi ranks 185th out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index. Makamba and Rutana provinces are considered the country's granary. The regular political crises that lead to massive population movements, climate change, the population's difficult access to productive resources, the high rate of illiteracy ... all this leads to a decline in agricultural production and a lack of dynamism and economic opportunities.

Purpose

By 2026,6400 new jobs will be created, for women and youth, promoting an agroecological and environmentally friendly transition. The target sectors are agriculture and agricultural support services, such as handicrafts.

Why OVO believes in this project

Young people and women in particular are reaping the short-term benefits of the 6,400 new jobs. But long term, the whole region benefits from the agro-ecological and environmentally friendly transition.

Social impact

Strengthening the agro-ecological transition will make it possible to increase producers' agricultural yields by 30%. The percentage of youth and women working in agricultural support occupations increases by +- 50% thanks to the project. An indirect effect is the increase in the number of women in decision-making bodies at the community level. These various elements enable the project's beneficiary households to increase their savings and improve their living conditions.

Co-funding sought via OVO
2022
€ 25.537
2023
€ 36.764
2024
€ 28.180
2025
€ 12.415
2026
€ 10.215
Topic
  • Sustainable
  • Women
  • Agriculture
  • Young people

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