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Farmers in Bada Administrative area engage in renovation of diversion canal in Ragali

Farmers in Bada Administrative area, Gelalo sub-zone, are engaged in community undertaking in collaboration with members of the People’s Army with a view to renovating  a diversion canal in Ragali and promoting soil and water conservation.

Gelalo, 21 October 2013 – Farmers in Bada Administrative area, Gelalo sub-zone, are engaged in community undertaking in collaboration with members of the People’s Army with a view to renovating  a diversion canal in Ragali and promoting soil and water conservation.

The farmers pointed out that the diversion canal was damaged by heavy flooding last year, and that more than 300 meter wall has been constructed through the mobilization of 300 individuals. They further called for machinery support by the regional Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Among the farmers, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, Mr. Ahmed Osman and Mr. Ismail Ali stated that the level of crop production has shown visible decline following the damaging of the diversion canal.

Mr. Yihayish Gebresilasie, head of economic development in Gelalo sub-zone, said that the ongoing community venture is aimed at raising food production and soil and water conservation. Upon effective harnessing of the diversion canal, the area involves a potential for cultivation of more than 1,200 hectares, he added.

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