Gambella set to reap 4 mln quintals output in 2006/7 crop season

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Addis Ababa, 31 July 2014 (WIC) – Utmost efforts are underway to reap about 4 million quintals of agricultural output in Gambella Regional State in 2006/7 crop season, according to the regional state agricultural development bureau.

Bureau Agricultural Input and Marketing Process Owner, Alemayehu Tadesse, made the remark at a training organized for agricultural development agents as well as model farmers and semi pastoralists in Itang Woreda.

“Coordinated efforts are being made to raise agricultural productivity in the region to 4 million quintals in 2006/7 crop season from 1.4 million quintals at present,” he said.

He said a lot is expected from agricultural development agents, farmers and semi pastoralists for the attainment of the target.

Deputy Speaker of Gambella Regional State Council, Tito Hawariat, on his part said all stakeholders need to take active part in the efforts to defeat poverty.

More than 1,400 agricultural development agents and 1,800 model farmers and semi pastoralists attended the training, it was learnt.