KARUSI November 4th (ABP) – The governor of Karusi province (central-eastern Burundi), Ms. Calinie Mbarushimana, is delighted that the last municipality to benefit from the Mboniyongana Integrated Farmer Project (PIP) has just benefited from it. , congratulated the population of Nyabikere commune and invited them to maximize the interests of this project, which has a large budget of 926,205 euros, or two billion Burundian francs, provided by the Burundi 2000 Plus Network.
PIP Mboniyongana started in Karusi with Buhiga and Shombo communes in 2015. It then covered Gitaramuka and Mutumba communes which end with this year 2021. It is in full swing in Gihogazi and Bugenyuzi communes, indicated the national coordinator, Charles Bigirindavyi. At the insistent request of the governor and the population of Nyabikere commune, after seeing the results of this project in previously funded communes, the door is now wide open to carry out similar activities with a novelty “Drinking water and plants medicinal products,” announced the national coordinator.
PIP Mboniyongana in Nyabikere will directly cover 4 hills (Rugwiza, Butamenwa, Ruhuma and Masama). The availability and access to basic foods, the quality and quantity of food for women and children aged 6 to 23 months, local capacities in terms of sustainable food security are the main axes of the project while the access to drinking water, medicinal plants and preventive measures against the Corona virus are axes integrated into the project.
Ms. Mbarushimana proposed irrigated crops, soybean and peanut crops as an addition to the corn, bean and vegetable crops accustomed in PIP Mboniyongana. It encouraged the Burundi 2000 Plus Network in its habits of working transparently to the point of revealing the budgets unlike the other stakeholders.