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Minister Mahama Zoungrana visits the Hyst plant in Balerna – October 4, 2014

Mahama-Zoungrana_04.jpgOn October 4th, 2014, the Government of Burkina Faso – following an official letter of interest in the project Bits of Future: Food for All – sent a delegation to Balerna (Switzerland) to start testing the HYST process on local biomass.

The delegation – led by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, followed by Mr Saga Pascal Ilboudo (Special Secretary of the Agricultural Policies Management) and by Mrs Aoua Toure Sako (Firs Counsellor at the Rome Embassy) – witnessed the HYST processing sorghum and water hyacinth.
Minister Zoungrana was enthusiast about the potential of the HYST, which: “would allow us to use many residues from our crops. Corn harvest residues come to my mind immediately, they could be used to produce food”. For this reason, corn harvest residues will be tested in the near future.

“We saw the opportunity to realize integrated installations which will put to use waste products bad for the environment, and more” said the Minister.
“It will be possible to use pest plants, such as water hyacinth which is becoming a problem for our streams. This is an extremely important invention for a Country like ours: it puts to use waste products bad for the environment, it transforms them into food for human and animal consumption, but it can also use these residues to produce energy”.

Minister Zoungrana congratulated the Hyst technicians before saying: “I want to express my country’s desire to benefit from this technology. It is a technology of the future which can enhance food security in our Country”.