Refugee farmers setting down roots in Linn County

Siriro Hakizimana, a first year farmer, learns to set up irrigation. CREDIT FEED IOWA FIRST
Siriro Hakizimana, a first year farmer, learns to set up irrigation. CREDIT FEED IOWA FIRST

Siriro Hakizimana fled his home country of Burundi as a young man for Tanzania — like many Burundians who sought refuge in neighboring countries — to avoid a groundswell of ethnic tension threatening the average person’s way of life. Burundi is an east-central African country having gained independence from Belgium in 1962. Bordering Rwanda, the […]

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