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Vigorous efforts underway in Foro sub-zone towards ensuring food security

Vigorous efforts are underway in Foro sub-zone so as to ensure food security, according to Mr. Mohammed Abdalla, head of economic development in the sub-zone. He said that about three thousand hectares in 10 administrative areas have been put under cultivation through tractors, and that the local farmers are taking active role. Foro, 19 September 2011 – Vigorous efforts are underway in Foro sub-zone so as to ensure food security, according to Mr. Mohammed Abdalla, head of economic development in the sub-zone. He said that about three thousand hectares in 10 administrative areas have been put under cultivation through tractors, and that the local farmers are taking active role.

Recalling that farmers  used to harvest 3-4 quintals per hectare previously, both Mr. Mohammed Ali and Mr. Abubeker Abdalla from the farmers said that they have now managed to raise harvest from 20 to 30 quintals per hectare   through carrying out effective soil and water conservation activities, as well as plowing their farm plots by tractors.

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