Burundi


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AGRICULTURE

 

The Burundi has a typical climate of Central Africa, two dry seasons (January and June till October) and two rainy seasons (October till December and February to June).
The presence of many rivers (Ruvubu, Akanyaru, Akogera…) and many lakes (Tanganyika, Kachamiringa, Kanzingiri...) benefits to agriculture. Average temperature : 17 to 24 °C.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

7 068

Agricultural population

6 341

Non agricultural population

727

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

2 345 000

Irrigated surface area

21 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

170

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Bananas 1600 300 5333
Sweet potatoes 835 125 6680
Manioc 710 82 8659
Beans dry 220 240 917
Sugar cane 180 3 72000

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 4300
Goats 750
Cattle 396
Sheep 243
Pigs 70

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
0 0 14 200

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT