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Meeting on boosting milk and honey production in Central region held

A meeting on seeking ways and means of reactivating the work of an association set up with the expectation of meeting the public demand of milk and honey products was conducted in the Central region.

Asmara, 5 February 2011 – A meeting on seeking ways and means of reactivating the work of an association set up with the expectation of meeting the public demand of milk and honey products was conducted in the Central region.

In the meeting at the Municipality Hall here in the capital, it was disclosed that the public has been compelled to make use of unsafe milk due to lack of efficient organization and sufficient supply on the part of the Dairy Farm Association.

The Central region Administration disclosed that it  has been working diligently in ensuring the health of cattle, preventing the supply of unsterilized milk to the market, in addition to addressing the problem encountered by dairy farmers.

Reports pointed out that the Honey Producing Association managed to export, beyond meeting the local demand in the period 2001 to 2006. Over the past 4 years, however, its activities continued to weaken due to lack of efficient managerial capacity.

Also speaking at the meeting, the Administrator of the Central region, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, explained that the task of promoting reserve land and forestation is being enhanced in a manner that takes into account the health of cattle and boosting bee farming.

The participants of the meeting adopted a number of resolutions and recommendations towards boosting milk and honey production.

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