Rwanda Agricultural board [[RAB] together with the Japan forestry consultants Association project have promised to continue planting trees on agricultural farms in the sector of Muyira,Nyanza District to help the residents feed their animals, also fruits for their homes.
This was said on 13/02/2013, during a tour they took to this sector where they visited the different places that had trees planted together with crops so as to find different ways of planting more of such.
These trees were planted on an area that had Burundian refugees but who later left, hence a need to plant such trees.
Amin Mutaganda a researcher in RAB said that “these trees were planted in this area to help prevent erosion that used to damage the different activities in the area”.
He added on saying that “after planting the trees they later advised the residents to plant them in their gardens to be able to get what to feed their livestock, and also get fruits for their homes”.
The residents said that planting such trees was very important yet it had no side effects to their crops.
Vestine Mukarugaba a residents in the area said that she planted the trees in her garden but has not got any bad effects but instead she is able to get the leaves from the trees and feed them to her animals and also be able to get fertilizers for her garden.
The Japanese that visited the area were so grateful for the work done promising to continue funding such projects that are so helpful to the residents.
Takinaga Sachikoa a researcher from japan said that “they had been working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency [JICA], and RAB, and believed these will help them carry out their activities more in the area”.
The trees planted are of different types, all with different benefits to the people in the area.