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Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Mendefera sub-zone conducts assessment meeting

The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Mendefera sub-zone has conducted an assessment meeting, and disclosed that various accomplishments have been registered in collaboration with communities and exemplary farmers, including the construction of 6 ponds.

Mendefera, 16 November 2013 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Mendefera sub-zone has conducted an assessment meeting, and disclosed that various accomplishments have been registered in collaboration with communities and exemplary farmers, including the construction of 6 ponds.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Fasil Kiflai, irrigation development expert in the locality, disclosed that sprinkler irrigation apparatus was distributed to a total of 29 exemplary farmers, thus giving rise to increased harvest.

In a report he presented, Mr. Mekonen Fisehaye, soil and water conservation expert, stated that remarkable achievement has been made as regards various agricultural activities in collaboration with students and members of the People’s Army. Among these activities are construction of terraces and water catchment walls, he added.

In the same vein, Mr. Eyasu Asefaw, head of the branch office, noted the timeliness of exerting stepped-up endeavors focusing on food security, and pointed out that further efforts were made to foster the production of livestock, fruits and vegetables, as well as promoting afforestation.

Also speaking at the meeting, Mr. Abraham Hagos, Administrator of the sub-zone, said that such work appraisal is groundwork for better achievement through identification of the merits and demerits witnessed in previous experience. He also made note of the importance of ensuring integrated work environment for still more gratifying outcome in the future.

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