More than 70% of families in Burundi depend on agriculture to meet their nutritional and income needs. By teaching local farmers innovative and sustainable agriculture techniques, we help reduce malnutrition rates and increase revenues for families. Mushroom and vegetable production add diversity and micronutrients to family diets.
While attending an event in the community, the Commune Administrator took time to visit a mushroom shed of a BDS group participant. Mushrooms are readily grown in small, dark places and provide a good source of micronutrients essential for good health.
Impact Burundi's goal in five years for this community is that it will in turn help other communities; that people will become good stewards first in their own families, then in their community, region, and finally in the whole country of Burundi.