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Warsai Dam a spring board to enhanced production, say Farmers in Tera-Emni Administrative area

Fruits and vegetables, as well as livestock farmers in Tera-Emni Administrative area, Debarwa sub-zone, said that the water resource derived from Warsai Dam has been a spring board to enhanced production, besides fulfilling the demand for potable water supply in the area. Debarwa, 29 May, 2012 – Fruits and vegetables, as well as livestock farmers in Tera-Emni Administrative area, Debarwa sub-zone, said that the water resource derived from Warsai Dam has been a spring board to enhanced production, besides fulfilling the demand for potable water supply in the area.

Indicating that previously his family could only cultivate a hectare of land due to water shortage in the locality, Mr. Efrem Woldegiorgis indicated that he is presently in a position to farm 19 hectares following the construction of the dam.

Mr. Gebrekristos Wondemhuy on his part explained that the dam has enriched underground water in the area, which has fostered conducive environment for livestock farming as well.

Mr. Eyob Woldekiros, Administrator of Tera-Emni Administrative area, stated that the practice of irrigation and livestock farming is expanding in the locality, thanks to the Government’s investment to make available such water reserve in the area.

The sub-zonal Administration indicated that the farmers are making relentless efforts with a view to meeting local demand.

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