MUYINGA October 11th (ABP) – The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock jointly with the Coffee Development Office (ODECA) celebrated on Friday October 8, 2021 in Muyinga (northeast of Burundi), the International Coffee Day. The theme chosen for this year was “Together for the sustainability of coffee growing in Burundi”.
In his welcome speech, the governor of Muyinga province, Jean-Claude Barutwanayo, thanked ODECA for having chosen his province to host the ceremonies of the said day.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Emmanuel Ndorimana, indicated in his speech that the choice of Muyinga province was no accident. It is in second position in terms of coffee orchards and production after that of Kayanza. He announced the major projects for increasing the production and quality of coffee.
Mr. Ndorimana mentioned, among other things, the development of new land and the establishment of new coffee fields belonging to the State, the provision of inputs and equipment necessary for coffee growers for the maintenance of that crop. He asked coffee growers to make more effort to develop that industrial crop which generates income for the households that grow it and foreign currency for the country.
The ceremonies brought together the best coffee growers from the provinces of Kirundo, Karusi, Ngozi, Muyinga and Kayanza.
At the end of the ceremonies, the best coffee growers’ cooperatives were awarded as encouragement. Saws, chemical fertilizer (NPKA), clothing equipment and coffee maintenance equipment were distributed.