Agriculture is an important versatile sector in Burundi and it employs 90% of the population, supporting millions of livelihoods and contributes substantially to the economy.
Burundi remains one of the growing economies following civil war with high labour force for skilled and unskilled labour force in the agricultural sector.
The current labour force persons aged 16- 60 mainly comprising youth and women work force. The job opportunities in formal sector are limited forcing the supply labour supply both skilled and unskilled to resort to agriculture sector.
Labour Participation in agriculture
- Participation rate is 55% in that rural women have higher participation rates than their urban counterparts.
- Majority of the labour available to agriculture sector do not have formal training relevant to the sector.