The inhabitants of Emni-Haili sub-zone are carrying out soil and water conservation activities with a view to boosting their yield and lay reliable ground for afforestation. Emni-Haili, April 7, 2012 – The inhabitants of Emni-Haili sub-zone are carrying out soil and water conservation activities with a view to boosting their yield and lay reliable ground for afforestation.
Mr. Tesfai Niguse, coordinator of the program who expressed confidence that the community has ample awareness as regards the advantages of timely preparation of farm lands and afforestation, stated that there exists awareness of the value of effective participation in the people’s culture. He also explained that 15,000 pits have been made ready for plantation of seedlings along road sides in Emni-Haili.
Among the participants, Ms. Mehret Abraha and Letetsion Kidane, expressed conviction that the objective of the popular undertaking is clear and that the participants are working with enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hailemichael Libsu, Administrator of Tafa-Nifas Administrative area, indicated that 110 hectares of farm lands have been leveled through popular participation and that such activities would continue till summer season. He further explained that the community has renovated 2 micro-dams in Ketenti and Mai-Kidus that were filled with sediment.
Mr. Mulugeta Ghebremichael, soil and water conservation expert in the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Emni-Haili sub-zone, attested that the popular activities have been effective as the inhabitants of the sub-zone have ample experience in endeavors of this kind.