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Inhabitants of Asmat sub-zone engage in soil and water conservation undertaking

The Administration of Asmat sub-zone indicated that the inhabitants are engage in soil and water conservation undertakings since mid-January.

Asmat, 8 June 2013 – The Administration of Asmat sub-zone indicated that the inhabitants are engage in soil and water conservation undertakings since mid-January.

Mr. Abubeker Mohammed-Jimi’e, the Administrator of the sub-zone, disclosed that the popular venture is being conducted 5 times a week, and that around 30,000 cubic meters of water catchment walls and 700 Km-long terraces have been constructed. He further lauded the active participation of communities in the process.

Moreover, Mr. Osman Idris, head of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone, pointed out that the conducting of necessary researches prior to the beginning of the undertaking was a remarkable advantage. And the accomplishment of such task would make significant impact in raising agricultural output, he said.

Among the participants, Mr. Idris Mohammed-Jimi’e and Ms. Jim’iya Ibrahim made note of the importance of exerting efforts regarding soil and water conservation in the area that is susceptible to erosion.

Likewise, Ms. Amna Mohammed Humed and Mr. Idris Ibrahim Ferej stated that the construction of terraces and water catchment walls would save the micro-dams and ponds in the locality from being filled by sedimentary deposits.

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