Call was made for integrated effort to curb deforestation activities and enrich forestation in the Central region, report indicates.
Asmara, 20 December 2019 – Call was made for integrated effort to curb deforestation activities and enrich forestation in the Central region, report indicates. The call was made by Mr. Hailemicael Eyob, D.G. of Agriculture in the Central region during an annual activity assessment meeting on 17 and 18 in Asmara focusing on agricultural activities, as well as forest and wildlife development conducted.
At the meeting, Mr. Hailemicael stated that ample rainfall was registered this year which was 112.4mm higher than that of last year.
At the meeting, statistical reports were presented on wild life resources, seed development, water and soil conservation activities, irrigation, as well as on the activities of Forest and Wild Life Authority among others. It was also indicated that almost all of 25,313 hectares of land ploughed for farming was cultivated.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Agriculture Mr. Arefaine Berhe called for proper follow up on the implementation and control of all laid out agricultural programs both by the Ministry and regional administration.
Governor of the Central region, Maj. Gen. Romodan Osman Awliai on his part stated that strong effort is being conducted on the part of the regional administration to ensure sustained water and soil conservation activity as it is the foundation of agricultural development.