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Farmers of Nyawisesera and Gasenyi swamps appreciate the practice of block farming


Jan 20, 2022

KAYANZA January 20th (ABP) – Operators of the Nyawisesera and Gasenyi marshes located in the Gatara and Matongo communes of Kayanza province (north) have started since Tuesday, January 18, 2022, harvesting activities of the hybrid maize sown there during the cropping season C 2021 has passed, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Those farmers testified to the ABP that they are delighted with the plan to pool plots of land for the practice of block agriculture, emphasizing that this practice has had a positive impact on the production and guarding of the fields of cultures.

                                                                Farmers of Gasenyi swamp begin maize harvesting activities

On the side of the communal administration in Gatara, they are asking to extend the project of pooling plots of land for block agriculture.

As indicated by the inhabitants operating the Gasenyi and Nyawisesera marshes that the check by ABP met on Tuesday, since the taking of the measure relating to the pooling of plots of land for block agriculture, production has increased significantly.

By way of illustration, a certain Patricie Niyonkuru from Nteko village in Gatara commune said that she still expected a production of around 50 kilos of maize grains and that with the new practice of pooling fields for agriculture in block, the production currently fluctuates between 250 and 300 kg of maize grains.

Same story for a certain Sévérin Havyarimana, also from Nteko village, who is delighted with the way production is increasing from season to season thanks to block farming.

In addition, the same sources contacted indicate that even the costs allocated to watchmen have been significantly reduced due to the increase in the number of those who guard their crop fields.

Contacted on the same subject, the adviser to the municipal administrator of Gatara in charge of economic affairs, development and statistics, Mr. Révérien Ntahimpera, testified that the success of the project to pool cultivation fields for the practice of a block agriculture results from sensitizations carried out by the ones and the others.

He took the opportunity to ask the inhabitants of Gatara to extend the said project because, thanks to the regular monitoring of agricultural monitors, it is now easy to determine the diseases and pests that attack crops and the appropriate phytosanitary products.

Note that the Gasenyi marshes of about 30 hectares straddle the Nteko, Ngoro and Kabungo villages. Such an activity was also organized in the Nyawisesera swamp separating the Gatara and Matongo communes.