BUBANZA, February 12th (ABP) – Pig farming in federations and cooperatives will provide many more benefits to breeders in the Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi), despite some constraints in the practice of this type of livestock. These are the words issued by Mr. Liévin Justin Yaramba, leader of the provincial federation of pig farmers that a check ABP has contacted.
Data from the Provincial Bureau of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE) show that in Bubanza province, there are more than 44,100 pigs. Some of the pig breeders that the check by ABP contacted, say that they face the constraints in relation to insufficient means and techniques for the proper care of those domestic animals, especially with regard to food and care.
The other problem raised is the lack of markets for piglets which are born in large quantities, and others.
The leader of the federation of pig farmers reassures those pig breeders that all those constraints will be remedied by the federation, unions and cooperatives. He indicates that when pig farmers are in the federation, this facilitates the supervisors, addind that they will have the ease of benefiting from pigs of good breed and sales markets at a good price, as well as veterinary products. He says that pig is very profitable because, he explains, it can easily give birth to 16 piglets, while a well-maintained pig can be sold for up to 1,500,000 BIF.
Mr. Yaramba calls on those pig farmers to respond to the appeal to work in federations, unions and cooperatives. Note that in Bubanza province, unions and cooperatives of pig farmers are being set up, respectively in the communes and in the villages.