BURERA - At least 6000 hectares of land have been consolidated for growing of selected crops in Burera district and close to 95 per cent of the cultivable hills have been terraced.
This was revealed on Thursday during a performance assessment exercise done by sector executive secretaries in the district.
“We want to sustain commercial farming, but farmers still cannot access the markets. Local value remains another constrain,’’ Damascene Ndagijimana, one of the sector leaders said.
It was also disclosed that different sectors have embarked on extensive growing of maize, wheat, beans and potatoes under crop consolidation program.
Burera district Mayor Samuel Sembagari, said over 340 farmers are currently being trained by agricultural experts on proper use of improved seeds, fertilisers, and crop rotation.
He also challenged the sector leaders to ensure that parents send their children to school and improve sanitation standards.
The district self assessment of performance contracts was aimed at analysing the impact of government projects in the pillars of good governance, economic development, welfare and justice.