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The PARM Process debuted in November 2022 after the Burundian Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture & Livestock, expressed its interest to receive the technical assistance of PARM to support the country in its efforts to mitigate, transfer and adapt to agricultural risks.


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Country updates

Setting up

On 2 November 2022, the Burundian government through the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture & Livestock (MINEAGRIE) submitted a request to IFAD to mobilize PARM technical assistance to support the country in its strategy to better integrate agricultural risk management into the country’s policies, institutional capacities and investments in sustainable development.

This interest was welcomed by IFAD-PARM and a setting-up mission in Burundi took place from 11 to 15 September to develop an action plan aligning PARM process with the government priorities and to meet with keys national and international stakeholders in the country to explore synergies on agricultural risk management.



Following the setting-up mission, PARM, in close collaboration with MINEAGRIE, has organized on 24 October, the first training cycle of capacity development in Bujumbura. The workshop gathered almost 80 participants from training centers, universities, producers’ organizations, microfinance institutions, buyers, agri-businesses, microinsurance organizations, government bodies and other technical and financial partners who were sensitized on the importance of agricultural risk management (ARM) based on PARM’s holistic approach with a gender perspective.

In the same context, PARM raised awareness of IFAD project teams and partners on the importance of ARM during a workshop organized on 20 October in Bujumbura. This was also an opportunity to identify possible synergies and connections with IFAD-funded projects as part of the future ARM investment project that PARM will develop in support of MINEAGRIE.