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Uploaded on:
11/12/2013 15:51
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ID: 29216
Country: Burundi
Title: Burundi - Agricultural Intensification and Value-enhancing Support Project - Nov 2013
Description: Dairy farmer John Mary Nshimirimana 30, with his wife Sonia 23, and two children on their small farm in Mugitega hill, Bugendana, Burundi.

They have two milking cows and one calf in that provide 19 litres of milk per day - 10 of these are sold back to the dairy cooperative that they belong to and 9 litres of milk are contribute to the family's diet. Sometimes John Mary and Sonia sell their surplus milk to their neighbors - some of them are pictured here.

Three years ago, the Nshimirimana family received one cow from the project. As per their agreement, the first calf was given to another family. The farmers who receive their first cow must be able to grow enough grass to feed the cows and are helped to build a "zero-grazing" stall like this one. They are also helped to set up a rain water catchment tank so that they have enough water for their livestock.

Manure from the cattle is used to fertilize banana plants, also grown on the farm.
Size: 60.19 MB; 5616 x 3744 pixels; 475 x 317 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1486 x 991 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Photographer: Susan Beccio
Copyright: ©IFAD/Susan Beccio
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