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IPC in Burundi

The IPC has been introduced in 2007 and the acute food insecurity analysis is led twice a year after each main agricultural season.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) counts 40 permanent members and around 90 food security officers from Government and different agencies involved in the IPC have been trained.

The introduction of the Version 2.0 in 2012 was successful in making the analysis of acute food insecurity more holistic, clear, rigorous and precise.

The IPC contribution to decision making

The recognized quality of the analysis and the technical consensus have earned the confidence of national decision makers. Strategic documents and projects on food security, implemented by Government and its partners, use information provided by the IPC.

The IPC has proved useful in guiding interventions, for example to build resilience to rain shortage in “Plaine de l’Imbo” and “Bugesera” regions, between 2009 and 2011. IPC products are now informing both development planning with the Government Investment Plan, and interventions focusing on most food insecure areas in IPC Phase 3 “crisis” through donor-funded projects such as the Belgian Fund Project for food security in the “Dépression du Moso”. 

The Partnership and role of Government

The IPC is hosted within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock with technical and Secretariat support from FAO. The national TWG counts 40 members, in majority Government officers from different institutions (Premature, Agriculture and Livestock, Health, Environment, Plan/Finance), with participation from UN agencies (FAO, WFP and UNICEF), national and international NGOs, and technical agencies and Academics (University, FEWSNET).
The IPC in Burundi has received direct financial support from EU, Swedish and Belgium fund, and financial and technical support through the regional and global levels.

The national TWG continues working towards

  • Full ownership by the Government, including financial investment and ensuring the Secretariat;
  • Further refining the acute analysis through greater reliability of data and strengthened technical capacity;
  • Improving of Early Warning component by refining the analysis of the projected situation;
  • Conducting chronic food insecurity analysis

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Sep 2010 - Dissemination of the results of the 5th IPC cycle of analysis June-December 2009
East & Central Africa - Burundi
Publications (IPC Analysis)
Aug 2009 - Compte rendu de l’atelier du 21 août 2009
East & Central Africa - Burundi
Training resources (Training Resources)
Aug 2009 - Saison 2009 B, de juin à décembre 2009
East & Central Africa - Burundi
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD