Reports indicated that wood enclosure in Birkut Administrative area, Adi-Quala sub-zone, is in good state thanks to communal care, and that a remarkable harvest of fodder could be secured from it.
Adi-Quala, 13 May 2014 – Reports indicated that wood enclosure in Birkut Administrative area, Adi-Quala sub-zone, is in good state thanks to communal care, and that a remarkable harvest of fodder could be secured from it.
Following an investigative tour, Mr. Bereket Tesfasilasie, head of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone, pointed out that the inhabitants of the area have been engaged in fencing and managing the enclosure on the basis of community-issued regulations since the year 2010. He further disclosed that they have been awarded 150,000 Nakfa for the initiative they have taken.
Mr. Teklebirhan Mihretab, Administrator of the sub-zone, explained that the communal scheme is vital in the way it can instigate similar initiatives in the remaining areas, and called on the inhabitants to sustain participation in development activities.
Likewise, Mr. Segid Guben, Administrator of Birkut area, said that the enclosure is witnessing significant development and has become a habitat for various species of wild animals.
The community members stated that the popular soil and water conservation undertakings implemented within the enclosure have important input in its development, which in turn gave rise to additional harvest of grass for animals.
Mr. Hailemichael Eyob, Director General of the Land and Agriculture Department in the Administration of the Southern region, called on the remaining inhabitants to emulate the communal initiative.