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Agriculture Ministry secures financial support from Qatar for combating desert locust

The Ministry of Agriculture has secured around USD 200 thousand from Qatar in donation for combating desert locust.

Asmara, 16 April 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture has secured around USD 200 thousand from Qatar in donation for combating desert locust.

The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, said that Eritrea is working on priority basis to combat desert locust, and that the support would be channeled for the purchase of pesticides. Similarly, Mr. Huruy Asgedom, Director General of Agricultural Inspection, stated that due attention is given to the implementation of the program.

In handing the donation, the Qatari Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Himedi, noted that the Eritrean government is exerting vigorous endeavors for the development of the Agriculture sector. In this regard, the donation is aimed at reinforcing such endeavors, he stressed.

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