BUBANZA August 24th (ABP) – More than 130,000 trees are planned to be planted that forestry year in Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi), as part of the national program “Ewe Burundi Urambaye”, according to the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE).
According to the BPEAE Bubanza, the trees planned to be planted during this forestry year, in the national program “Ewe Burundi Urambaye”, number 131,400 plants. Those being made of 50,000 agro-fruit plants, 75,000 forest plants, 3,000 fruit plants made of jackfruit trees (imitakafero), and 3,400 bamboos which will be planted along the rivers for the protection of the banks. That source also reports that those plants are already in nurseries and are being multiplied in 12 sites by different cooperatives.
The provincial director of the environment, agriculture and livestock, Emmanuel Ndikubaganwa calls on the inhabitants of this province to approach these cooperatives which multiply those plants, for the planting, especially of agro-forestry and fruit trees in their fields.
He also asks them for the maintenance of those that have already been planted, and for the protection of the environment because, according to him, it is for their interest.