Farmers in Haikota sub-zone indicated that taff plantations in the locality are in good condition.
Haikota, 19 February 2014 – Farmers in Haikota sub-zone indicated that taff plantations in the locality are in good condition.
Among the farmers, Mr. Tewolde Zerigaber, and Mr. Tesfalidet Bahlibi explained that the practice of taff farming has increased in scope following a pilot project to this end, and that they are in a position to attain bountiful harvest.
Mr. Teshome Medhanie from the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone explained that consultancy service has been provided to the farmers as regards technical issues, in addition to the extending fertilizers and pesticides. Such input has made significant impact towards ensuring large scale introduction of taff farming, while more research activities are being carried out on production of legumes and other food crops which are more stereotyped to the Highlands, he added.
Mr. Aregai Mebrahtu, Administrator of the sub-zone, disclosed that the current scope of taff plantations presently stands at 400 hectares, while that of last year was 200. He also expressed conviction that the potential harvests would make significant input to the local market, and also asserted the Administration’s readiness to collaborate in this regard.