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Nursery in Geleb sub-zone favoring afforestation activities

Reports indicated that the nursery in Geleb sub-zone is favoring afforestation activities in the Administration of Anseba region through making available ample supply of diverse types of tree seedlings.

Geleb, 02 May 2014 – Reports indicated that the nursery in Geleb sub-zone is favoring afforestation activities in the Administration of Anseba region through making available ample supply of diverse types of tree seedlings.

Mr. Bereket Sibhatu, agronomy expert, pointed out that solar energy facility has been installed in the nursery has currently abundant number of tree seedlings including coffee, cactus and eucalyptus. He further disclosed that efforts are being made to introduce more effective varieties of fruits and vegetables in the locality.

Accordingly, such environment could ease grafting activities, and an initiative taken to introduce coffee farming among farmers has become promising. Moreover, an 800-meters long and 2-meters high water catchment wall is being constructed in the environs of the nursery so as to prevent erosion resulting from floods.

The inhabitants stated that the nursery has proven effectiveness of sweet potato, coffee and peanut farming in the area, as it has created a number of job opportunities.

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