BUJUMBURA December 21st (ABP) – The Bujumbura province (western Burundi) is full of malnourished people, according to the governor of that province, Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva. He indicates that this is revealed regarding the numbers attending the supplementation centers.
This is a sad reality that surprises more than one because that province is one of the very fertile and productive provinces of the country. The people of that province grow a variety of crops, but are not used to eating vegetables and cereals and sell much of the harvest to the market.
Moreover, according to him, the general population practices subsistence agriculture, using archaic farming methods, without selected seeds or organo-mineral fertilizers.
Governor Nsengiyumva calls on the provincial director of the environment, agriculture and livestock, Mr. Daniel Mazarahisha, to provide close support to farmers by facilitating the obtaining of selected seeds and chemical fertilizers.
He asked the provincial doctor to organize the health centers so that they teach people to cook food well and eat a balanced diet.
Note that some healthcare facilities have already initiated kitchen gardens and cabbage and carrot fields for food supplementation.