KAYANZA November 26th (ABP)-The governor of Kayanza province (northern Burundi), Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, launched on Wednesday November 24, in Gatara commune, the activities of the coffee plant spraying campaign.
The actual activities took place at Rubagabaga village, in a 15,000-foot coffee orchard owned by a model coffee farmer, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Gatara commune has around 2,200,000 feet of coffee trees. But, lamented the municipal agronomist of this district, the insecticides available for fertilizing coffee trees only correspond to nearly 1,600,000 feet of coffee trees.
In his speech for the occasion, the governor of Kayanza, Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, asked the coffee growers of Kayanza to spray all the coffee trees so that no coffee tree remains without being sprayed especially that, according to him, insecticides eliminate bedbugs, which increases quality coffee production.
Governor Cishahayo also recommended to the inhabitants of Kayanza in general and to young people, both educated and non-educated in particular, to become infatuated with the industrial cultivation of coffee because, he recalled, coffee allows the entry of foreign currency into the country.
Also present at those activities relating to the provincial launch of the coffee spraying campaign were the adviser to the governor in charge of development, the director of the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, as well as agronomists from all nine communes of Kayanza province.