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Farmers In Habero Call For Speedy Launching Of Modern Vegetable Farming Project Along Anseba River

Members of the farming community in Habero sub-zone stressed the need for speeding up the launching of modern and extensive vegetables farming project around the banks of Anseba River, as it would make due contribution in improving their living standard.

Habero, 12 March 2011 – Members of the farming community in Habero sub-zone stressed the need for speeding up the launching of modern and extensive vegetables farming project around the banks of Anseba River, as it would make due contribution in improving their living standard. 

In a meeting with the Administrator of Anseba region, the farmers commended the Government’s endeavors towards upgrading the living standard of farmers and voiced commitment to back up the ongoing efforts to achieve food security.

The regional Administrator, Mr. Gergis Girmai, on his part called on vegetable farmers to work jointly and boost production. He also noted the paramount importance of developing irrigation farming, especially that of irrigation-fed vegetable farming activities in efforts to achieve food security. In this respect, he stated that the banks of Anseba River are endowed with year-long reliable water source that could be made optimum use of it for such activities.

Emphasizing the need for the swift beginning of construction activities aimed at diverting Anseba River waters in a modern way to agricultural sites, Mr. Gergis called on the general public and government institutions to make coordinated endeavors before the onset of the rainy season.

He further pointed out that a 100 horse power water-pumping motor has been installed with a view to expanding the Fiza Agricultural Project, in addition to the digging of a well. The Administrator underscored that the Government is doing its level best in promoting social justice and improving the people’s standard of living with special emphasize in remote areas. Mr. Gergis called on the people to step up participation in soil and water conservation activities.  

 

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