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Better to grow drought-tolerant and short-lived crops


Oct 22, 2022

MAKAMBA October 22nd (ABP) – The director of the Provincial Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE) in Makamba, Mrs. Leonie Nshimirimana, asks farmers to grow types of crops that are resistant to drought, particularly cocoyam, cassava, sweet potato and others, as well as vegetable crops such as vegetables, tomatoes, eggplants, cabbage, to name but a few

Mrs. Nshimirimana proposes those crops to farmers to cope with weather variations. She indicated that it is to respond to the weather forecast of the Geographical Institute of Burundi (IGEBU) which reports low rainfall during this growing season.

Regarding the availability of FOMI fertilizers in Makamba province, Mrs. Nshimirimana said that the FOMI ‘Imbura’ 779.37 tons out of 1299.85 representing 59.95%; 173.42 tons out of 465.78 i.e., 37.23% of ‘Totahaza’, 5.27 out of 31.10 tons meaning 16.94% of ‘Bagara’ and 593.25 tons representing 92.42% of dolomite, are available in Makamba province.