Agricultural Rehabilitation and Sustainable Land Management Project

Project Summary

The Burundi: Agricultural Rehabilitation and Support Project (PRASAB) - Support for Sustainable Land Management, a blended IDA-GEF project, aims at reducing poverty and improving food security by revitalizing the agricultural sector and strengthening the natural resource base of its production. In this blended operation, GEF funds will supplement IDA financing of the PRASAB and cover the incremental costs of activities associated with the promotion of sustainable land management that is eligible for GEF funding.Burundi faces critical challenges due to the degree of land degradation, soil erosion and threats to its fragile ecosystems, specifically the wetlands and swamps. GEF resources will help in addressing these issues by promoting environmentally friendly land management and agro-ecological systems that aid in restoring soil systems, protecting agro-biodiversity and stemming the rapid loss of wetland ecosystems and related biodiversity.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Burundi through National project Coordination and Management Unit
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
37,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
437,000 USD
Total Cost 42,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Oct 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Nov 2003
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Jul 2004
Project closed
31 Oct 2010