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Group field visits in Burundian provinces

February 18, 2013 until February 22, 2013

Group field visits in Burundian provinces 1

Within the framework of control of the government action and the strengthening of Parliamentary work at the local level, the Permanent Commission of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Rural Development in National Assembly organized with the support of AWEPA visits to assess the current situation in relation to the rehabilitation of the livestock sector for the period 2005 -2012.

In Burundi, farming has fallen sharply during the decade of civil war. Hundreds of thousands of cattle and small ruminants died.

Group field visits in Burundian provinces 2

After the release of the crisis, the Government of Burundi through projects such as PRASAB, PRODEMA initiated a national program to revitalize the livestock sector by a massive distribution of cows throughout the country. By then, 2015, the ambitions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock are that every household has at least one cow.

The permanent commission on Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Rural Development in the National Assembly went to the field to see the state of the work done by the Government of Burundi, from 18 to 22 February, 2013.

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi.