Burundi is a small landlocked country (27,830 sq.km) which is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It is the second most densely populated country in Africa (approximately 11.18 million people- 470 inhabitants/sq. km). Burundi ranks 180th out of 186 countries in terms of the Human Development Index. Nearly 64.9% of the population live below the poverty line.
Agriculture is a key sector for Burundi’s economy representing almost 40% of GDP and 90% of exports. With financing up to $55 million, the Coffee Sector Competitiveness Project is working to modernize the country’s coffee value chain.