PIP approach

The PIP approach is an innovative way of transforming small-scale subsistence farm households into more productive and sustainable farms. It is based on a visionary Integrated Farm Plan (PIP in French acronyms) which is developed and drawn on a map by all family members, as well as a concrete action plan how to realise that vision. Changing farmers’ mind-sets and motivating them to transform their reality by conscious collective action is at the core of the PIP approach. The PIP is the basis for entrepreneurial and sustainable farming, i.e. Market Oriented Resilient Agricultural Production Systems. The approach is currently succesfully being implemented in Burundi.

A proud farmer explaining his vision of his Integrated farm plan (right hand drawing) compared to the actual situation (left).