GITEGA October 1st (ABP) – On September 29, 2021, a team made up of senior executives from the ministry having agriculture in its remit, researchers in agriculture and technical and financial partners from the same ministry validated, on September 29, 2021, the dolomite use sheet in Burundi and set up the scientific platform to deal with questions of research and exploitation of results on the integrated management of soil fertility.
According to the works, the permanent secretary to the minister in charge of agriculture, Emmanuel Ndorimana told the media that dolomite consists of the use of lime to reduce soil acidity. That technique will increase soil productivity and agricultural production, according to Mr. Ndorimana.
He explained that many Burundian farmers have not yet adopted that technique while the majority of the soils are acidic as confirmed by studies made by the Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Burundi (ISABU), the ministry in charge. of agriculture and the international fertilizer development center (IFDC).
Speaking on the need for the above-mentioned platform, Mr. Ndorimana said that it will be piloted by ISABU and that it will know the inclusion of the main stakeholders in the sector of agricultural scientific research in order to conduct well the integrated research of soil fertility. He added that this will also allow better management and promotion of research results, while optimizing the technical and financial synergy of available resources.