Shabait.com (Asmara)

22 March 2014

Eritrea: Gash-Barka Region - Agriculture Ministry's Branch Distributes Selected Dairy Cattle

Agordat — The Agriculture Ministry's branch in Gash-Barka region distributed selected dairy cattle to farmers in Agordat sub-zone with a view to boosting milk production.

Speaking at the handing ceremony, Mr. Abubaker Osman, head of the branch office, called on the beneficiary farmers to practice prudent follow-up of the cattle.

Mr. Goitom Hailemichael, head of crop and livestock development in the branch office, on his part encouraged the farmers to focus on raising studied species and breeding the current cattle.

Meanwhile, a seminar as regards irrigation farming management and dairy farming as well as breeding was conducted for farmers from various sub-zones of the region.

On the occasion, Mr. Teklebirhan Gebrewold explained that the seminar is aimed at promoting farmers' adherence to scientific approaches in a bid to raining agricultural output.

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