The reserved force that maintains security, locally known as ‘Inkeragutabara’ in KOPERAP Cooperative that grows and increases production of Irish potatoes in Rugarama cell in Burera District gave out 20 pigs to improve social welfare of members of the reserved force.
In the function to hand over the pigs on the 7th.March.2013, the president of KOPERAP Cooperative Mr. Innocent Hakizimana said they gave pigs out because livestock farming supports crop husbandry and pigs will improve their social welfare.
When the pigs given out reproduce, the piglets will be given to other members to positively impact the life of every member in the same way.
Jean Claude Kanyandekwe who was given pigs says he had no single domestic animal in his home and hopes that in a year’s time he will own a cow through this pig. “With this pig, I will get manure to boost my farming and if it reproduces, hopefully I will get a cow”.
Pigs reproduce more than other animals at least 3 times in a year and can have more than 10 piglets once and they are expensive.