Nation to nurture over 5 bln seedlings

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Addis Ababa, 20 February 2014 ( WIC) – The Ministry of Agrculture (MoA) said that 5.1 billion various seedligs will be nurtured this Ethiopian budjet year.

Public Relations Head of MoA, Tarekegn Tsige, told WIC that the seedlings to be distributed for regional state will have a significant contribution towards improving soil fertility.

In a related development, there is a plan to sieve the porous soil found on over 1.4 million hectares of land and develop it, he added.

According to Tarekegn, soil and water conservation works were carried out on 13.7 million hectares of land in the first three years of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period.