MoA says 2.8 bln Br water, soil conservation works undertaken
Addis Ababa, June 16 (WIC) - The Ministry of Agriculture said on Thursday water and soil conservation works worth over 2.8 billion Birr have been undertaken in the concluding budget year.
Agriculture Minister, Tefera Deribew made the remark while presenting the 10-month performance report of the Ministry to the House of People’s Representatives.
Tefera’s report focused on works undertaken in change leadership, ensuring high agriculture productivity, sustained natural resource conservation, disaster prevention and preparedness, among others.
According to Tefera, over 218 million quintals of major crops were harvested which is beyond the plan for the budget year.
Chairperson of Agricultural Affairs Standing Committee, Mohammed Abdosh commended the Ministry for works done in the areas of building change agent, natural resource conservation and increasing productivity, among others.
He urged the Ministry to base its natural resource conservation work on biodiversity. He said support given to regions in need of special assistance should also be given attention. The report is ERTA’s.
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