Empowering 500.000 households; Weather Impact’s training initiatives in Burundian agriculture

Published on 4 December 2023 by Tamara Lancel

We kick-started a series of trainings in Burundi to empower 500.000 farmer households with weather information.
The trainings are targeted to AUXFIN field staff, so-called ‘activators’, to train them on the content, use and interpretation of weather information within agriculture. The more than 800 activators will subsequently disseminate the information to their farmers. Additionally, Weather Impact will carry out one higher-level training to the national meteorological institute (IGEBU, Institut Géographique du Burundi).

AUXFIN-Burundi provides a range of services through the AgriCoach app, to make essential weather and crop information available and help farmers in their day-to-day farming activities. With AUXFIN-Burundi’s network of farmers expanding, it is important to ensure that all farmers can benefit from the AgriCoach and use it correctly. By giving this training we aim for strengthening the value that Burundian smallholder farmers can obtain from the AgriCoach and thereby improve food security and increase their yield. Starting in Bujumbura, the Weather Impact team will be travelling through Burundi to give in total 15 trainings during two periods, one at the end of 2023 and one in the beginning of 2024.