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Towards increased agricultural production

ByWebmaster

May 24, 2022

BUBANZA May 23rd (ABP) – The governor of Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi), Mr. Cléophas Nizigiyimana, in collaboration with some native executives, organized on Wednesday May 18, in Kayanza province (north), a visit exchange of experience between agricultural technicians and farmers, on the development of watersheds via contour lines, a check on site by ABP has revealed.

The governor of Bubanza indicated that this visit was organized after noting that production had significantly decreased while it is this province which, for a long time, supplied, in food, that of Kayanza.

                                                                                              View of watersheds developed in Muruta commune

Other reasons for this trip to Kayanza province, adds Governor Nizigiyimana, were to exchange experience in environmental matters. Indeed, the Kayanza province has recorded good results in the development of watersheds, while some inhabitants of Bubanza have not yet understood the importance of contour lines.

As for the experience of the province visited, the administrator of Muruta commune, Mr. Audace Hacimana, testified that the development of watersheds by tracing contour lines has led to increased agricultural production. The most eloquent example is that of potatoes and maize, whose production has increased from 5 to 15 tons and from 1 to 5 tons, respectively, per hectare. According to him, there is no land that is not fertile, all that is needed is good development.

The governor of Bubanza province asks communal agronomists and farmers to apply what they have learned from Kayanza province. Regarding the development of watersheds, it calls for ownership of the proper maintenance of contour lines and plans to set up monitoring committees.

Note that the data of the provincial office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), in Bubanza, show that it is planned the development of the watersheds, extending over 395.5 hectares of 8 villages, from the month of June 2022.