Various activities were carried out over the past six months in the Northern Red Sea region through the coordinated endeavors of the people and the government towards boosting output and achieving food security.
Massawa, 12 July 2010 – Various activities were carried out over the past six months in the Northern Red Sea region through the coordinated endeavors of the people and the government towards boosting output and achieving food security.
The Agriculture Ministry’s branch office in the region disclosed that the tasks accomplished focused on construction and renovation of water diversion schemes, terraces and embankments, in addition to promoting vegetable farming, reserve areas and veterinary service. Offering training courses and extending material assistance to the farming community were also part of the tasks undertaken.
Also in line with efforts to divert river water flowing from the highlands for agricultural purposes, a water diversion scheme that could irrigate about 45 hectares has been constructed, besides the putting in place of 35,000 meter-long terracing.
Reports indicated that over 1,300 hectares have been leveled through popular campaign and that about 100,000 quintals of vegetables have been obtained which made due contribution in stabilizing the local market.
Meanwhile, effective veterinary service was provided to a total of 136,000 cattle with a view to raising milk productivity in all sub-zones of the region. The reports further pointed out that irrigation farming is being enhanced in a number of villages in the region, including Wekiro, Laba, Maiule, Zula, Hadish, Malka, Afata, Adi-Shum, Bada, Meliet, Emberemi, Wedi-Labka, Metkel-Abet and Shebah.