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Communities take upper hand in implementation of soil and water conservation program in Berikh sub-zone

The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Berikh sub-zone indicated that communities have taken upper hand in the implementation of soil and water conservation program in the locality, 70% of which has reportedly been accomplished in collaboration with the sub-zonal Administration.

Asmara, 23 December 2013 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Berikh sub-zone indicated that communities have taken upper hand in the implementation of soil and water conservation program in the locality, 70% of which has reportedly been accomplished in collaboration with the sub-zonal Administration.

Mr. Major Mengisteab, in charge of the branch office, disclosed that the popular input pertains to construction of terraces with a view to ensuring favorable environment for afforestation and prevention of erosion. The communal initiative would focus on agricultural areas in the future, he added.

Ms. Leul Asrat, Administrator of the sub-zone, lauded the remarkable input of the communities towards promoting environmental stability, and said that the popular initiative attests to the prevalence of raised awareness thereof.

Among the inhabitants, Ms. Itai Gebrezgi, Mr. Tadesse Haile, Rev. Mesmer Abraham and Ms. Guoy Beraki stated that working jointly with agriculture experts is one of the secrets behind the triumph of the undertaking. They also asserted that they would sustain community initiative in a bid to registering more achievement in soil and water conservation, as well as other development activities.

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