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Construction of micro-dams and diversion canals along Anseba River making further impact on environmental stability: Report

The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Anseba region indicated that the construction of micro-dams and diversion canals along Anseba River are making further impact as regards ensuring environmental stability, thus favoring mango farming.

Keren, 17 February 2014 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Anseba region indicated that the construction of micro-dams and diversion canals along Anseba River are making further impact as regards ensuring environmental stability, thus favoring mango farming.

Mr. Basilios Tsegai from the branch office explained that such impact could be made as a result of improvement of underground water resource, and that agricultural output has shown significant improvement in this connection.

Accordingly, the pilot project of breeding local mango varieties in Elabered Estate Farm has borne a gratifying outcome, thus giving rise to the distribution of more than 2,500 seedlings to farmers.

Among the farmers in the area, Mr. Salvator Dimetro expressed satisfaction with the enrichment of water resources for agricultural purpose.

There exist 8 micro-dams along the Anseba River’s shore ranging from Elabered to Hamelmalo area, which is a site for wide-ranging irrigation activities.

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