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More than 12,100 avocado plants have been distributed to the people from 11 villages of Kayogoro commune


Jan 15, 2024

MAKAMBA, January 14th (ABP) – The non-governmental organization World Vision Burundi, in collaboration with the Provincial Bureau of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), distributed on Thursday January 11, 2024 more than 12,100 avocado plants to the people from 11 villages of the Kayogoro commune in Makamba province (southern Burundi), a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

The director of BPEAE, Mrs. Léonie Nshimirimana, asked the beneficiaries to closely monitor those Hass-variety avocado trees because, she stressed, they are an export variety that could bring foreign currency to the country.

The coordinator of the Agriculture and Livestock component at World Vision Burundi in the Gitega, Rutana and Makamba provinces, Mr. Herman Nakintije, indicated that this NGO wanted to increase fruit production so that households have a balanced diet. That organization had already donated sweet potato stalks and maize seeds.

The villages having benefited from those plants are Kibara, Bujondi, Kiyange, Kigaza, Mukingo, Sampeke, Nyantakara, Rusovu, Borera, Kabizi and Kibimba.