Oromia plans to reap over 208 mln quintals of agricultural output

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Addis Ababa, 29 May 2014 (WIC) – Preparations that enable to reap 208.5 million quintals of agricultural output in the upcoming Meher (production) season are underway in the Oromia Regional State, according to the state agriculture bureau.

Bureau Governemnt Communication Process Owner, Abera Lemma, told WIC the stated volume of crop will be harvested from the 6.12 million hectares of land which the state set to cover with various types of seeds.

Similarly watershed development activities were carried out on 3.3 million hectares of land during the past nine months of this budget year, according to Abera.

More than 8.2 million people took part at the watershed development activities which include planting of tree seedlings, terracing and fencing, among others, he said.

In order to carry out successful watershed development, short term training was provided to 16,477 development agents, 32,685 leaderships and 3 million farmers, he added.