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Farmers in Anseba region called upon to make optimum use of available water and grass

The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Anseba region urged the farming community to make optimum use of the available abundant grass and water obtained as a result of the good rainy season in 2010.
Keren, 1 January 2011 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Anseba region urged the farming community to make optimum use of the available abundant grass and water obtained as a result of the good rainy season in 2010.

The head of the branch office, Mr. Jabir Ahmed, said in a report he presented that about 63,000 hectares were put under cultivation through traditional and integrated farming methods. Over 300 quintals of different types of select seeds were also distributed to the farmers, and that a number of terraces and embankments were constructed to conserve soil and water.

The director general of agricultural extension in the Ministry, Mr. Hurui Asgedom, on his part stressed the significance of undertaking study on identifying the potentials of land plots below micro-dam before constructing water sources.

Also speaking at the meeting, the regional Administrator, Mr. Gergis Girmai, highlighted the importance of closely scrutinizing the advantages and shortcomings witnessed in the implementation of programs and called for stepped-up coordination between the general public and government institutions for still more gratifying accomplishments in the future.

The participants of the meeting adopted a number of resolutions and recommendations including the need to conduct study on accurately identifying the number of the population and cattle, put into effect regulations against deforestation and distribute select seeds that are suitable to the soil and climate of the respective areas, among others.

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