2 January 2013

Eritrea: Exemplary Farmer Carries Out Impressive Date Farming Activities in She'ib Sub-Zone - Report

She'ib — An exemplary farmer is carrying out impressive dates farming activities in She'ib sub-zone. Mr. Abdalla Sweileh, native of Rashaida ethnic group who owned a small date farm in 1994 following his return to the Homeland from Saudi Arabia, has currently extended his farmland to 3 hectares, on which 17 varieties of the tree have already ripened.

He further indicated that the farm in the arid area was made possible through the construction of a 2 Km-long diversion canal at an expenditure of 9 million Nakfa, and that under the venture preparations are being made to cultivate 3,000 date seedlings vis-à-vis construction of water reservoirs. Moreover, Mr. Abdalla disclosed that he has started engaging in the production of vegetables and other fruits, in addition to animal fattening. He also commended the collaboration of administrations in his business venture.

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