The inhabitants of Melebso, Rehei, Qertset and Enrekubet Administrative areas, Halhal sub-zone, are engaged in soil and water conservation ventures with a view to raising agricultural output.
Halhal, 29 April 2013 –The inhabitants of Melebso, Rehei, Qertset and Enrekubet Administrative areas, Halhal sub-zone, are engaged in soil and water conservation ventures with a view to raising agricultural output.
Accordingly, the popular undertaking is scheduled four times a week and has been in progress as of mid-January. Moreover, more than 150 Km-long terraces and various water catchment walls have been constructed through the community initiative.
Among the inhabitants, Ms. Halima Abubeker and Ms. Ni’ema Saleh explained that the community-based scheme is motivated by the experience the inhabitants have acquired to this end, and asserted that the undertaking would continue until the onset of the rainy season.
Mr. Osman Mohammed-Nur, head of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone, pointed out that the inhabitants managed to register remarkable accomplishment regarding soil and water conservation, preservation of grassland and afforestation last year. He further disclosed that the branch office is collaborating with them, and that promising horticultural activities have been resorted to in the area targeting apple, peach, coffee, olive and the like.
Mr. Girmatsion Abraha, the sub-zonal Administrator, said that the government has implemented a number of programs as regards ensuring food security in such localities, and commended the role of Area administrators and coordinators of community ventures in this regard.