Tag Archives: Eritrea Agriculture

Food Security through Wheat Productivity

Food security is a prime goal of the Eritrean government. Wheat production in Eritrea
Efforts are underway to close the gap between domestic wheat production and consumption demands.  The national wheat project aims at improving wheat breeds, species and technologies to maximize wheat production.


Food security is a prime goal of any nation with the intention of guaranteeing access to food for all and its timely availability. Wheat is an important staple crop to most of the world’s population. Its demand is predicted to increase in the future as the global population increases.

Similarly in Eritrea, it is one of the highly demanded cereals. But domestic production has been fluctuating and generally it is lower than the consumption demand and thus the rest is imported. Therefore a sound wheat production policy is very imperative to secure its availability. Continue reading Food Security through Wheat Productivity

Zambia and Eritrea Share Experience in Conservation Agriculture

Zambia’s Conservation Farming technique was a success

By Capital Eritrea,

A team of agriculture experts and practitioners from Eritrea visited Zambia to learn first-hand about the successful implementation of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in the Southern Africa state. Sponsored by the COMESA Climate Change Initiative, the Eritrean delegation visited government ministries and departments, agriculture research institutions, the Zambia Conservation Farming Unit (CFU), large scale conservation agricultural, commercial farmers; as well as small and medium conservation agriculture practitioners in Zambia.  Continue reading Zambia and Eritrea Share Experience in Conservation Agriculture

World Bank Facts about Eritrea

Ports Rehabilitation Project (1997 – 2011) was the very last project financed by the World Bank

By World Bank,

Eritrea was one of the fastest growing African economies in 2011, with growth in gross domestic product (GDP) projected at 14%, up from an estimated 2.2% in 2010, according to the World Bank’s June 2012 Global Economic Prospects.

The growth was mainly stimulated by favorable harvest and the mining sector (mainly gold), which has attracted substantial foreign direct investment.  Continue reading World Bank Facts about Eritrea

Gash Barka: The Bread Basket of Eritrea

“We did not sell gold to buy foodPresident Isaias Afwerki; NY 2011.

If there is ever a region that epitomizes food security in Eritrea, it’s the Gash Barka Region

By Berhane Woldu,

The morning light had broadened, gained greater depth, and lay in a clean sheet across the field, giving it a silver tincture. Not a single car was in sight except a carvel of camels traveling parallel to a tree-wreathed riverside.

Barentu is the regional capital of Gash Barka. The trip to Barentu takes you through Anseba Region and into Agordat with its beautiful serene landscape. Barantu is situated in the fertile plains and is homeland of the Kunama ethnic group. Continue reading Gash Barka: The Bread Basket of Eritrea

Eritrea’s Economy to Grow by 7.5% in 2012 – IMF

Eritrea's Macro-Economic Stability Continues to Gain Momentum

By Madote,

Eritrea’s economy is projected to grow by 7.5 percent in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Driven largely by an increase in major infrastructure development, solid agriculture output and mineral exports, forecasts taken from World Economic Outlook (WEO) released by the IMF on April 17, 2012, reveal Eritrea will register the fastest-growing economy in East Africa this year. Continue reading Eritrea’s Economy to Grow by 7.5% in 2012 – IMF

Eritrea Looking Beyond Seasonal Harvest Despite Horn of Africa Famine

Eritrea is now safely sustain in the drought stricken region by working hard to enhance its national food reserve beyond annual consumption

By TesfaNews,

Amid shocking reports of persistent drought and famine that hit horn of Africa countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, all benevolently endowed by mother nature with large amount of water resources, a semi-arid terrain country in that same horn of Africa has so far unaffected by any drought or famine. That country is Eritrea, a small impoverished but proud country while some researchers start to call it ‘the Land of the Can do People’.

But one immediately begs to ask the simple question, how come a country that just come out of a brutal boarder war with Ethiopia and most significantly without donor aid can achieve this much? Continue reading Eritrea Looking Beyond Seasonal Harvest Despite Horn of Africa Famine