MURAMVYA December 15th (ABP) – The director of the provincial bureau of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), Mr. Ali Kassim, affirms, during an interview he gave to a check by ABP that the 2022 cropping season A will be generally good in Muramvya province (center-west), due to the fact that the farmers had prepared in advance.
He explained that the farmers had plowed their fields during the month of August, had ordered the selected seeds and organo-mineral fertilizers on time.
Mr. Kassim also indicated that the farmers of Muramvya have been sensitized on the advance payment of fertilizers produced at the FOMI Factory via posts, COOPECs and electronic money via Lumicash or Ecocash.
As challenges encountered in the field, the director of BPEAE pointed out the problem of farmers, clients of the NGO Tubura One Fund, who did not have Tōtahaza-type fertilizers at the time of weeding, while the use of that type of fertilizer is needed to raise the greenery of crops. Hence, the farmers who had taken loans from Tubura will not be able to have the good harvest, he said.
Despite this, Mr. Kassim indicates that the 2022 growing season A is generally good and this is noticeable by the greenery of the maize fields, potatoes, beans and others.
For the 2022 growing season B to be good, the director of the provincial bureau for the environment, agriculture and livestock calls on farmers to start preparing their fields from next January without forgetting to order the subsidized fertilizers before the December 20 deadline.