Category: Agriculture

Iris NewsJune 11, 2023

 Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, has been losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate due to human-induced activities such as unsustainable agriculture and fishing practices, water pollution, and deforestation. Recognizing the need to protect its resources for the economic benefit of the two East African countries, Tanzanian and Burundian officials have agreed to […]

Evariste NiyonkuruApril 8, 2023

The biodiversity of Tanganyika Lake, one of the world’s natural wonders and the deepest freshwater lake in Africa, is in danger due to human activities in the region. In response, authorities from the four countries sharing the lake’s waters – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia – have collectively decided to suspend fishing […]

Evariste NiyonkuruMarch 12, 2023

As a result of the Rift Valley epidemic in mid-2022, a ban on animal slaughter was put in place, prompting the Imbo people – who are big fans of meat – to switch to edible mushrooms. This presented an immense opportunity to COPEJC, a cooperative of young people who specialise in mushroom farming. The Imbo […]

Avatar photoDon Délice NdikumanaJanuary 17, 2023

  The minister of agriculture announced the construction of a second fertilizer factory in Gitega Province. It was in his Monday press conference intended to highlight his ministry’s first-semester accomplishments for the budgetary year 2022–2023. Is the current fertilizer shortage at its end? Failure of FOMI – unique fertilizer factory currently operating in Burundi -, […]

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