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Inhabitants of Kuluku, Dase and Ugaro Administrative areas finalize preparations for rain-fed farming

The Inhabitants of Kuluku, Dase and Ugaro Administrative areas said that they are about to finalize preparations for rain-fed farming, the process of which was organized at community level.

Barentu, 7 May 2013 – The Inhabitants of Kuluku, Dase and Ugaro Administrative areas said that they are about to finalize preparations for rain-fed farming, the process of which was organized at community level.

Mr. Tekleweini Hagos from the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Barentu sub-zone indicated that the venture involved soil and water conservation techniques, including terracing and construction of water diversion walls.

Among the inhabitants, Ms. Halima Shingrai, Mr. Asali Enkur, Ms. Shiyata Sale and Mr. Jaefer Mokole expressed conviction that the undertaking would make significant impact as regards restring erosion-hit areas and raising plant production output. They further pointed out that a growing trend of community participation has been noted in connection with enhanced role of agriculture experts and the experience acquired from prior ventures.

Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Ugaro, Laelai-Gash sub-zone, said that community-based initiative has become a stepping-stone to higher harvest and environmental stability, and expressed readiness to sustain such initiatives. Among the participants, Ms. Afiet Adil and Ms. Letebirhan Woldemichael disclosed that active community participation is being witnessed in the undertaking, which is expected to gain added momentum in the future.

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