Gitovu sector administration in Burera District announced that it is probable for this sector to start growing apples to replace banana plantations which seem to be less productive compared to Apples in the area.
Evariste Habumuremyi the executive secretary of Gitovu sector said that experts are coming over to test and ascertain if apples can thrive in the soils of this sector.
This sector has many banana plantations which are not productive though local people are giving them all the attention and they are planning to replace these plantations by growing apples.
Gitovu sector is made up of high mountains and valleys and apart from banana plantations which do not grow very well in their soils; they produce maize, beans, wheat, sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes.
Gitovu sector is in a rural area and it is one of the 4 sectors in Burera district where VUP Program (Vision 2020 Umurenge Program) is operating in since it’s the poorest sector that usually results from soil erosion that erodes the land.
VUP program has changed the social welfare of Gitovu sector residents by giving them financial support through Ubudehe program. This sector has the population of 10.415 people and all people rely on crop farming.
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