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Southern region: Encouraging outcome scored in agriculture sector

The coordinated endeavors made over the past 5 years as regards undertaking various agricultural prerequisites played vital role in boosting output, according to the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the Southern region.

Mendefera, 8 November 2010 – The coordinated endeavors made over the past 5 years as regards undertaking various agricultural prerequisites played vital role in boosting output, according to the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the Southern region. The branch office disclosed that the activities carried out focusing on enriching underground water resource through soil and water conservation programs, introducing select seeds and livestock resource, as well as the different types of training courses offered to the farming community have a significant contribution to make in this regard.

Noting that production of crops, fruits and vegetables, milk, egg, honey, meat and the like is quite commendable, the reports indicated that over 7 million tree seedlings have been planted and are making due contribution in promoting sound ecology.

Also in line with endeavors to reduce firewood consumption, over 17,000 modern smokeless ovens have been distributed at an expenditure of about 17 million Nakfa. Besides, the construction of micro-dams and water reservoirs are playing major role in providing potable water supply to the public along with their cattle, the reports added. More than 3,000 cattle also received vaccination, which in turn is helping raise dairy production. 

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