Economy

Exhibition of agricultural and livestock products for experience sharing

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in collaboration with the Forum of Organizations of Agricultural Producers in Burundi (FOPABU) organized an exhibition of agricultural products on 14 September. The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry says the aim is to allow agricultural producers to share experience.

Farmers displayed some of their products

Farmers displayed some of their products

Agricultural producers from various parts of Burundi participated in an agricultural and livestock exhibition organized on 14 September 2017 at “Jardin Public de Bujumbura” to display their products.

They brought agricultural and livestock products such as tubers, seeds, fruits, vegetables, flour, fruit juices, honey, eggs, fishes,etc.

The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Déo Guide Rurema said the objective of the public exhibition is to allow farmers and livestock producers to share experience. “They also have the opportunity to meet with some representatives of farmers’ organizations operating in Burundi as well as in the region,” he said.
He called on farmers to practice the simple irrigation system to face the climate change.

Richard Havyarimana, FOPABU communication officer, says the activity which was organized on the eve of the 2018 agricultural season A is an opportunity to make available selected seeds to farmers and agricultural producers.

During this exhibition, members of FOPABU organizations sold selected seeds certified by authorized public institutions,” says Havyarimana.

Menedore Ndayishimiye, a female farmer from Mugongomanga in Bujumbura Province said attending such an exhibition on agriculture was a good opportunity for her to meet with other farmers and get in contact with representatives of organizations operating in the agricultural sector. She calls on the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to establish banks to grant loans to farmers in order to increase their production. “We also want the ministry to support us in subscribing to insurance companies that can compensate us in case natural disasters caused by climate change would occur,” said Ndayishimiye.

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  1. claudio

    Agriculture is a key sector which must develop our best country, Burundi. In a country where more than 90% live thanks to agriculture, the latter must attract all of us and then, we shall set up Technics and methods to improve this crucial sector in the country life. Thank you very much to organizers of this event and we look forwards to seeing other events aimed at improving agricultural productivity and agricultural marketing.

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