25 October 2006

Ethiopia: Natural Resource Conservation Activities Carried Out

Yayagulele — Various activities aimed at conservation of natural resources have been carried out in Yayagulele Woreda, North Shoa Zone of the Oromia State, at a cost of 5.1 million birr, the Woreda Administration said.

Chief of the woreda administration, Teshome Garedew told ENA that the activities enabled to protect 914 hectares from flooding and soil erosion.

He said the farmers in the woreda also constructed 86-km drainage cannel, 17-km gravel road, and transplanted 12 million tree seedlings for the same cause.

Some 70,000 farmers and 1,400 development agents participated in the execution of the conservation activities, he said.

Various soil and water conservation activities undertaken over the past two years have improved productivity and restored forest resources in the woreda, he said.

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