Shabait.com (Asmara)

9 January 2014

Eritrea: Temperate Fruit Farms in Nacfa Sub-Zone in Good Condition

Nacfa — The Administration of Nacfa sub-zone stated that Temperate Fruits cultivated on a total of 6 hectares last March through drip irrigation are in good condition. Mr. Tesfalem Zewde, Agronomy expert in the locality, indicated that over 2,000 trees of peach, apple and olive were planted, while the plantation of various cactus varieties is making significant input regarding soil and water conservation, as well as animal feed.

Likewise, Mr. Jabera Mohammed-Ali, Head of the Agriculture Ministry's branch in the sub-zone, pointed out that the plantation of temperate fruits in the locality constitutes the first experience, and that more than 7,000 seedlings of such fruits have been distributed freely to farmers for plantation both at farm and household levels.

Meanwhile, around 130,000 seedlings of indigenous wild trees have been planted, while there exist wood enclosures covering a total area of more than 2,000 hectares in the sub-zone.

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