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Inhabitants of Mendefera sub-zone engage in soil and water conservation campaign

The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the Southern region indicated that the inhabitants of 15 Administrative areas of Mendefera sub-zone are engaged in soil and water conservation campaign through integrating their labor and financial resources.

Mendefera, 2 May 2013 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the Southern region indicated that the inhabitants of 15 Administrative areas of Mendefera sub-zone are engaged in soil and water conservation campaign through integrating their labor and financial resources.

Mr. Mekonen Fiseha, soil and water conservation expert at the branch office, disclosed that the undertaking involves construction of terraces and water catchment walls, besides preparation of farmland and removal of sedimentary deposits from micro-dams. He further pointed out that around 3,000 cubic meters of water catchment walls and 35 Km. of terraces have been constructed on the basis of the popular undertaking.

Among the inhabitants, Kibrom Eyob, Mr.Ahmed Bushra and Ms. Letu Kidane said that undertakings of this type have made positive impact in the past in line with growing community awareness to this end. Moreover, they asserted that such exposure provides the groundwork for nurturing norm of hard work, and that the venture would continue in the localities such as Ginabale area.

Mr. Maekele Tesfamichael, head of economic development in the sub-zone, explained that the community has taken similar initiatives for a longer time, and called on the inhabitants to extend their role towards follow-up of the accomplished tasks.

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