BUBANZA, November 10th (ABP) – The authorities of the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), in Bubanza province (North-West), praise the good example of communes in the promotion of coffee crop, at a time when it is said that certain coffee growers’ farms were abandoned in favor of food crops.
Data from BPEAE Bubanza shows that in 2020, that province had 7,149,549 coffee trees. From 2021 to 2023, 412,612 coffee plants were distributed and planted on 3 hectares in the commune of Musigati alone.
At the BPEAE Bubanza level, they say they are satisfied with the good example of the communal authorities in the promotion of coffee crop, with the planting of coffee trees on State properties. The Bubanza commune plans this cultivation on 7 hectares, the Mpanda commune on 2 hectares and the Rugazi commune on 1 hectare.
The director of the Provincial Office of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock in Bubanza province, Emmanuel Ndikubaganwa, calls on those who have large areas to devote themselves to the promotion of the coffee tree. He said that plants, phytosanitary products and other materials will be provided free of charge, while chemical fertilizers are subsidized at 80%. He did not fail to point out that production per foot can exceed 5 kilograms.