The Head of State encourages operators to invest in seed multiplication
The Head of State H.E Evariste Ndayishimiye paid a working visit to the Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Gisozi in the Province of Mwaro on Monday, August 16, 2021. At this institute, the Head of State visited different research stations and laboratories of different varieties of crops at ISABU in Gisozi. This descent was part of encouraging ISABU staff to redouble their efforts in the multiplication of selected seeds and in the import of new improved animal breeds in order to increase agricultural and animal production.
After the guided visit to ISABU in Gisozi, the Head of State H.E Evariste Ndayishimiye met ISABU staff. During this interview, the Head of State stressed that the Government's mission is to grant selected seeds of different crops to the entire Burundian population and at an affordable price in order to increase production in different sectors. The Director General of ISABU asked the Head of State for his involvement in redefining the terms of disbursement of public funds allocated to the implementation of the seed industry.
In order to revitalize the agri-livestock sector, the Head of State HE Evariste Ndayishimiye urged ISABU staff, in particular the senior executives of this institution to eradicate the degeneration of animals and plants by importing new breeds of animals and new varieties of crops.
The Head of State also asked ISABU staff, the Ministry in charge of agriculture and other ISABU partners to prioritize work in value chains. He recommended that everyone make their contribution to improving the agri-livestock system as soon as possible so that every mouth has food and every pocket has money.
The Head of State HE Evariste Ndayishimiye further recommended to ISABU officials to involve private economic operators in the multiplication of selected seeds and urged each provincial office in charge of the environment, agriculture and breeding to set up a multiplication center for selected seeds within its working radius. ISABU in turn is called upon to supervise these private operators and these provincial centers for the multiplication of selected seeds. "The problem of sufficient seed centers will be resolved", said the President of the Republic H.E Evariste Ndayishimiye.
Before going to ISABU Gisozi, the Head of State visited the mini potato tuber multiplication and production project at a private economic operator in the Kiremba zone in Bururi province. The Head of State welcomed this initiative aimed at increasing the pres-bases of potato seeds in the province of Bururi.
After Kiremba, the Head of State HE Evariste Ndayishimiye visited another seed multiplication and cattle breeding project set up in Rutovu hill Musenyi commune in the same province of Bururi by an agri-pastoralist named ' Albert Ndayishimiye. The Head of State encouraged this multiplier of selected seeds and invited other economic operators to invest in this area, which is almost untapped.
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