Filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi

Filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi

Agricultural Plantations are one of the best film locations in Burundi these include coffee, tea, sugarcane, and cotton plantations. You will have an opportunity to shoot how farming is done in Burundi starting from how gardens are prepared, planting to harvesting and processing. 90% of the population in Burundi is small-scale subsistence farmers. The main staple crops grown in Burundi are bananas, cassava, sweet potato, and beans. Bananas alone make up almost 30 percent of the total cultivated area in Burundi Coffee is the main cash crop and export that accounts for over 60 percent of export revenues, other cash crops include cotton, sugar, palm oil, and tea. Contact us for more information on various Agricultural film locations in Burundi

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With past crop failures fresh in their memory, Calinie and Theophile spend a long morning in the field tending to their bean crop. In just two years, their bean harvest has jumped five-fold to 250 kilograms, and the couple has become self-sufficient, as “I don’t need an agronomist and next year we will grow more crops,” said Theophile.

 

Calinie and Theophile like many small-hold farmers in rural Burundi, crop failures were once a fact of life because of limited agricultural knowledge, the extreme paucity of arable land, and high levels of soil erosion.

 

With their family of six struggling to make ends from its meager plot of land in Kanyosha commune, Bujumbura province “we often didn’t have enough food for three meals a day, the kids would sometimes go to school on an empty stomach,” said Theophile.

 

 

 

Life for Calinie and Theophile’s family changed with the introduction to Oxfam’s innovative Integrated Farm Planning (PIP) approach, part of the four year-year ‘Support to Agricultural Productivity in Burundi’ (PAPAB) project across six provinces. This farmer-to-farmer approach encourages participating families to become sustainable entrepreneurs and conserve village natural resources through taking responsibility and working together in the shared interest of a better future.

 

 

 

For Theophile and Calinie, the adoption of sustainable farming practices has resulted in a dramatic increase in yields (50 to 250 kilograms of beans) and incomes to ensure a better quality of life for their children, now aged six to 22 years. Theophile now hopes to form a village farming cooperative as “before we were dependent on outside help, now we can produce enough for ourselves.”

Requirements and fees to film Agricultural Plantations in Burundi

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film Agricultural Plantations in Burundi. Securing a filming permit in Burundi can be an expensive and time-consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. The first step is to complete all necessary applications with the help of Film Crew Fixers. The application will be submitted to our local Burundi consulate so that they can complete the application.

Unauthorized filming, photography, or any other recording of government buildings, military installations, and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in Burundi. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot of Agricultural Plantations in Burundi as below;

Burundi Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry into Burundi. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Burundi but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Burundi upon paying for Tourist Visa you will get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit, and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you to contact your local Burundi embassy or us here for the latest travel information to Burundi.

Burundi Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film Agricultural Plantations in Burundi depending on their interest, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.

Film Fixers in Burundi to help you film Agricultural Plantations in Burundi

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Burundi and are thus conversant with the local situations and can provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Burundi. Contact us here if you need a Film fixer in Burundi.

Where to stay during filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi

Lodge options to stay in during filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Sanga Resort Beach, Hotel Residence Ubuntu, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, Urban Lodge, Hotel Blue Velvet among others.

What is the best time to film Agricultural Plantations in Burundi?

Filming Agricultural Plantations in Burundi is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.

Why use Film crew fixers to film Agricultural Plantations

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Uganda and East Africa. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming of Agricultural Plantations in Burundi.

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