CANKUZO August 14th (ABP) – The governor of Cankuzo province Mr. Boniface Banyiyezako proceeded on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to the launch of the coffee tree pruning and mulching campaign in Kigusu village in Cankuzo commune.
According to the director of the provincial office of environment, agriculture and livestock in Cankuzo, Ir. Melchiade Ntahondereye, the so-called pruning activity is carried out to have multiple fruits and mulching in order to fight against erosion, keep soil moisture, thus all coupled to promote increased production of coffee cultivation.
Thus, to motivate the people to redouble the effort in the practice of this culture which is also productive in Cankuzo province, Mr. Ntahondereye recalled that the government of Burundi has revised the price of coffee upwards.
He then provided advice to farmers on how to grow leguminous grain plants that naturally fertilize the soil, such as beans, banana trees mixed with coffee trees in order to facilitate tasks and receive diversified productions.
He also indicated that four million productive seedlings available in this province are insufficient, hence he promised the free distribution of the seedlings to the farmers.
Mr. Ntahondereye took the opportunity to thank the government of Burundi for its policy of multiplying tree nurseries.
In his speech, the governor of Cankuzo province Mr. Boniface Banyiyezako wished that coffee plants be planted everywhere. It is in that context that he called on the people and even the communes to invest a lot in the promotion of that culture, which is so beneficial to the economy of the country in general.
Note that only the Gisagara commune has 60% of the number of productive coffee plants mentioned above and the presence of 3 factories throughout the province.