State Chief urges farmers to boost crop harvest at household level
Addis Ababa, April 30, 2012 (WIC) - Amhara State Chief Ayalew Gobeze urges the farmers to boost crop harvest at household level as they did in water and soil conservation works in North Wollo Zone of the state.
Speaking at a conclusion of natural resource development campaign in the state held in Woldiya town on Saturday, the Chief said his government is proud of the coordinated effort in water and soil conservation activities in the zone.
The Chief said the farmers should intensify their effort in boosting their crop production as they did in the natural conservation activities.
He urges the farmers and all stakeholders to preserve the conservation works and to transplant tree seedlings in the coming rainy season.
State agriculture bureau head, Gedu Andargachew on his part said water and soil conservation work is a survival for farmers in the zone.
According to zonal agricultural department, farmers have been working water and soil conservation work on 46, 859 hectares of land valued at 307 million birr.
As sideline event, farmers, executives at various levels and professionals visited the natural resource conservation activities undertaken in Habru Woreda of the zone.
Best performer woredas in the conservation works have received awards including trophies, digital cameras, radio and money. Accordingly, Habru Woreda awarded green trophy for its exemplary performance.
Government Communication Affairs Office Minister, Bereket Simon commended the natural resource development activities undertaken in various part of the state specialty the outstanding performances of North Wollo Zone is exemplary.
According to ENA, the minister said preparation has to be launched to harness ground water that would be restored following the current water and soil conservation works.
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