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Appeal for the promotion of coffee and the coffee farmer


May 24, 2024

BUBANZA, May 24th (ABP) – Administrative officials, staff of the Provincial Office of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, law enforcement and coffee growers in Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi ) are called upon to work in synergy in monitoring the exploitation and marketing of coffee in the interest of the country and the coffee grower.

That appeal was made to them on Tuesday May 21 by the governor of Bubanza, Mr. Cléophas Nizigiyimana, during a meeting he held for them.

According to data from the Provincial Office of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE), coffee is grown in 4 of the 5 municipalities in Bubanza province. The entire province has 7,209,122 coffee plants and plans to plant 290,000 more. The province also has 16 coffee pulping stations.

View of meeting participants

In that meeting, managers of those stations affirmed that the coffee harvest was good but mentioned some constraints such as insufficient fuel for pulping machines, coffees whose maturity arrives after the sale of the others and whose price becomes difficult to set for pulping stations and others.

Traders were called upon to support, themselves, the movement of coffee production to the stations so that the coffee grower receives the entire amount of money intended for him, and to avoid the sale of coffee during the night,  a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Governor Nizigiyimana invited participants in that meeting to combine efforts so that all coffee production reaches the pulping stations in the interest of the coffee grower and the country. He called on them to safeguard peace and security, work in the interest of the beneficiaries of their services and supervise young people in favor of the achievement of the vision of Burundi emerging in 2040 and developed in 2060.