Irrigation farmers in Naro-Ans Administrative area, Northern Red Sea region, said that they are striving to boost production through integrating their financial and labor resources. Afabet, 7 March 2013 – Irrigation farmers in Naro-Ans Administrative area, Northern Red Sea region, said that they are striving to boost production through integrating their financial and labor resources. The farmers further pointed out that they have expanded the scope of their farmlands, besides implementing water diversion techniques.
Among the farmers, Mr. Idris Nor Mohammed, Mr. Saleh Mohammed Ali and Mr. Mohammed-Nur Osman explained that they have been engaged in commendable vegetable farming along Mogae River. They also asserted that they could ensure more gratifying harvest following the conducting of a popular undertaking as regards soil and water conservation in the area and in line with the support extended to them by the Administration of the Northern Red Sea region.
Mr. Hagos Gebretinsae, head of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Afabet sub-zone, pointed out that the scale of irrigated farms in the locality has increased from 12 to 27 hectares, and that the farmers are collecting bountiful harvest. Furthermore, he disclosed that the branch office is exerting stepped up endeavors to ensure groundwork for the farmers to work as an association, besides supplying select crops.
Reports indicate that the branch office extended around 3.5 million Nakfa to the farmers targeting construction of water diversion canal.