Sesaka Indigenous Batwa Farmers Group Project

Sesaka Indigenous Batwa Farmers Group Project is an indigenous community of more than 120 families in Burundi, that live off making pots and agriculture.

The Batwa are a marginalised ethnic group estimated to make up 1% of the Burundian population. They are considered by some as the lowest social class in Burundi, and the community faces many financial challenges.

This project was initiated to empower the Sesaka indigenous Batwa farmers, with the aim of offering training and transforming these indigenous farmers through Conservation Agriculture. It is hoped this training can support the community to build more resilient farms and livelihoods.

The training will cover a range of low input techniques, including:

  • Minimal soil disturbance, maximal soil cover
  • Mulching
  • Crop rotations
  • How to make and use organic fertilisers (chicken manure soup, compost, compost tea, and vermicompost tea)
  • Household remedies for pests and diseases control.
  • 2023
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Sesaka Indigenous Batwa Farmers Group Project