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Inauguration of the Kayanza regional research station


Jan 24, 2023

KAYANZA January 24th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, proceeded on Monday, January 23, 2023 to the inauguration of the regional research station of Kayanza (north). Erected in the Kinga village in the Kayanza zone, that station will make it possible to produce high-performance coffee plants and to diagnose coffee tree diseases for the benefit of coffee growers.

That multifunctional infrastructure includes the biotechnology and cultural defense laboratory, the coffee quality laboratory, the complex building comprising the documentation center and a multipurpose room. All of this infrastructure was built with funding from the Coffee Sector Competitiveness Support Project (PACSC).

                                  The Head of State attends the activity of harvesting pre-base potatoes

On the sidelines of that activity, President Ndayishimiye continued his trip to the Innovation Center of the Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Burundi (ISABU) of Munanira in Muruta commune, where he visited various crops in the process of research weaned in greenhouses. He ended his trip in Bukinanyana commune of Cibitoke province where he harvested the pre-base potatoes sown at the Mwokora seed center.

Through the advice given to the executives of the Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Burundi (ISABU), the Head of State recommended that they continue research unceasingly in order to respond sufficiently to the demand for seed potatoes, what will allow the people to have what to eat and money to put in the pocket. In Bukinanyana, he explained that the only condition for achieving sustainable development is work and that the people must go about work by cutting short with the places known as ligalas and using their strength, knowledge and intelligence. He also urged them to preserve the environment especially by drawing contour lines, and by installing fixing grasses and agroforestry and forestry trees. President Ndayishimiye also recommended to the people of Burundi to always consider weeding crop fields and fertilizing them without forgetting to sow selected seeds because, he insisted, poor quality seeds contribute to low productivity.