Barentu, 21 September 2020 – The Ministry of Agriculture branch in Golij sub-zone, Gash Barka Region stated that crops and sesame in the locality are in good condition thanks to this year’s abundant rainfall.
Stating that about 95 thousand hectares of farmland have been cultivated this year in Golij sub-zone, Head of the branch Mr. Gebrehiwet Beyene said that starting August the rainfall season started with vast coverage across the sub-zone and that most of the crops are in good condition.
Noting that most of the crop being cultivated is sorghum, Mr. Gebrehiwet indicated that the late start of the rainfall had created some concern for sesame cultivation that it is been cultivated on a small scale only.
Mr. Gebrehiwet further stated that early preparation and soil and water conservation activities conducted by farmers in coordination with government institutions as well as the assistance of machinery particularly tractors have contributed to the success of the efforts.
The report also indicated that anti-pest drags and spraying materials are ready in case of pest infestation and that routine follow up is being conducted.