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Girls and women are called on engage in farming projects


May 26, 2023

BUBANZA May 26th (ABP) – Girls and women are called upon to engage in agro-pastoral projects. This was revealed on Wednesday, May 24 from the competition for young girls’ projects, named “Malaïka Innovation Award”, which was organized at the headquarters of Bubanza province (North-West of Burundi), by the company “Sezerano Farming Company”, belonging to Miss first runner-up, Arlette Antoine Sezerano.

In total, 15 farming projects, young girls representing 15 provinces, were in competition. The content of those projects included increasing the production of rice, mushrooms, potatoes, yams, tomatoes, cassava, beans, wheat, maize, tripsacum and soybeans.

There was also the establishment of processing units for those plants into various products. Other objectives of those projects included the fight against malnutrition, dealing with rising prices, job creation and others, with the aim of supporting the responsible and hardworking State, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

First runner-up Arlette Antoine Sezerano announced that she organized that competition of young girls’ projects with the aim of training future leaders whom she will accompany until the implementation of their professional projects.

Other goals, she continues to say, are to promote agriculture and livestock, promote women through income-generating activities. The first 3 farming projects were awarded, namely those of the girls of Muramvya, Ruyigi and Bujumbura Mairie. The first received the prize of two million BIF while the 2nd and the 3rd each had one million BIF.

The representative of the Ministry responsible for agriculture and livestock promised support in the supervision of those projects. And the governor’s adviser in charge of administrative and financial affairs, Félicien Ndoricimpa, asked the first runner-up to continue provincial development projects, even after her term of office.