GITEGA August 17th (ABP) – The Director General of the Geographical Institute of Burundi (IGEBU), Mr. Augustin Ngenzirabona, said on Sunday, in a press briefing, that the rainy season commonly known as agricultural season A has not still started.
“It is not yet opportune to start sowing the agricultural season”, he added, indicating that the precipitation observed during this week since August 9, 2021 is a form of precipitation that we have always observed around the 2nd ten days of August.
IGEBU will announce the planting period as soon as the seasonal forecast that this Institute is preparing in collaboration with the member countries of the EAC and those of the Horn of Africa has been completed.
These are Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, the two Sudan and Djibouti.
As soon as the preparation of seasonal forecast A is completed, the product will be communicated to users, in that case farmers and ranchers.
As Burundi lives mainly from agriculture, the rains that have fallen in recent days at a satisfactory rate have played an undeniable role in improving the vegetative state of the cultures of the marshes, vegetable gardens and pastures, indicated the Director-General of the IGEBU. He invited the farmers to continue the preparations for the sowing of the next agricultural season A.