BUJUMBURA March 19th (ABP) – The Self-Promotion Support Organization (OAP), in collaboration with its partners in the implementation of the family farming promotion program, which are ACORD-Burundi, ADEPE- CEPRODILIC, CAM and UHACOM opened on Tuesday March 17, 2020, at the Palace of Arts and Culture of Bujumbura, a three-day agricultural fair, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The theme chosen for that fair is “All for agro-ecological family farming with a view to sustainably increasing production for the development of households and the country”.
The executive secretary of the OAP, Mr. Ernest Niyonzima who opened that exhibition-sale of agricultural products, said that the promotion program of family farming, which started in 2017 to finish in 2021, works in nine provinces of the country, namely Bujumbura, Rumonge, Kirundo, Cibitoke, Ngozi, Gitega, Muramvya, Bubanza and Rutana.
Mr. Niyonzima also indicated that the participants in this fair are farmers from the nine provinces and come from 218 farmers’ associations who are supported in different ways taking into account their way of doing things.
That exhibition was organized to promote family farming, according to the executive secretary of the OAP, who indicated that this will allow the farmers participating in the fair to get to know each other and share their experiences in terms of the different methods that they use, in addition to the publication of their products and pecuniary profit.
He congratulated those farmers for being able to take ownership of the program, which he said will allow them to achieve sustainable development that will be passed on from generation to generation.