In the recent story of the founder of Cooperative Agropastoral Society of Burundi SAPABU, he told us the meaning, the reasons for its creation, the activities already carried out and the problems encountered. In this story, it continues with the structures, the activities carried out and other things. This is how Alexis Nduwamahoro continues his story:
II.The administrative structures of SAPABU
Its headquarters are in downtown GITEGA, Avenue du Triomphe. It is administered by a Board of Directors. Its financial operations are controlled by a Supervisory Board
III. Major development activities that SAPABU is doing
For a year of existence, SAPABU has already achieved a lot of things. In addition to the different office activities, SAPABU is multiplying maize seeds (the bases of variety ZM 605) on an area of 5 hectares, in KARUSI province, Buhiga commune, Shanga hill. In order to increase the agricultural production of small and vulnerable rural farmers, SAPABU distributed free 250kg of corn seeds of the same variety to 70 families whose cultivable plots are approximate to the SAPABU plot. In Rutana province, Bukemba commune, Bugiga hill, SAPABU is cultivating cassava on more than 1/2 hectares
These are the rural vulnerable agri-pastoral members from Shanga to Buhiga during sowing of maize.
This is the land developed for cassava cultivation in Bukemba, Bugiga.
IV. Major problems that SAPABU encounters.
The cooperative suffers from a glaring lack:
– Financing to get the machine off to a good start
– sufficient office equipment for its head office;
– means of travel to access the population benefiting from the project;
– its own demonstration plot of modern techniques for agriculture and livestock farming;
– modern technical equipment for the production and processing of agricultural and livestock products.
SAPABU has all its documents printed in public secretariats. She runs the risk of plagiarism, loss and / or theft of her projects by other people.
In the end, the main motivations for the creation of the agro-pastoral cooperative society of Burundi « SAPABU », were first of all to fight for the increase of the agricultural production and to reinforce the intensive breeding by the granting of the rotary credits animals to rural vulnerable farmers; secondly, to promote the purchasing power of agri-pastoralists and the raising of their standard of living through the joint sale of agricultural and livestock products, sponsored by SAPABU in the country’s landlocked corners, to bring the products and financial services to poor agri-pastoralists, and initiate small-scale agricultural and livestock processing plants to facilitate conservation and marketing in domestic and international markets.
Although SAPABU is proving to be an effective weapon of the population to defend itself against hunger and poverty, it requires a lot of resources to make its projects operational. As a result, in the beginning, its operational activities will meet in the central region, which includes four provinces, including GITEGA, KARUSI, MARAMVYA and MWARO, which plans to extend projects to other regions as funding is obtained. .
Thus, SAPABU makes a strong appeal and implores to any national, international, state and / or private moral, technical and / or financial partner concerned with the sustainable development of the rural population, to support it and / or to accompany in the accomplishment of his mission « .
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