Abundant precipitation in late July and early August improved vegetation conditions and lifted crop prospects for main 2020 “kiremti” season crops.
Planting of the 2020 main season crops (wheat, barley, sorghum, maize, teff, pulses) for harvest from November, was concluded in July in key-cropping areas in central and western Anseba, Debub, Maekel and Gash Barka regions. Continue reading Abundant Rain Lifted Crop Prospects in Eritrea
Government investments on projects that aimed at restoring the country’s degraded landscapes through climate-smart agriculture measures are starting to pay off.
In Eritrea, land rehabilitation combats erosion and desertification, and helps restore agricultural productivity. (All photos: By Elizabeth Mwaniki / UNDP Eritrea)
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The central highlands region of Eritrea, a densely populated agro-ecological zone, is largely considered as the ‘breadbasket’ of the country, and is the focus of the government’s current and future investments in food security. Continue reading Eritrea: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability
Althogh Eritrea belongs to the semi arid and arid region of Africa, it’s revolution on food security by building hundreds of dams and micro-dams to achieve a sustainable irrigation development program finally start to pay off.
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IN countries like Eritrea where there is scarcity of rainfall, it’s essential that Governments and the community seek alternative solutions to alleviate water problem. That alternative solution, mainly, is catching every drop of water through building water catchment schemes and constructing micro and macro dams.
These dams and water catchment schemes would not only be confined in supplying the society with the needed water supply both for them and their animals but they have also a big role in changing the echo-system in the country and add impetus to other significant development programs such as the development of irrigation farming and thereby ensuring food security.
Continue reading Dams and Prospects of Irrigation Farming vis-à-vis Agro-Tourism Development in Eritrea
Increased economic growth and improved livelihoods in Eastern and Central Africa while enhancing the quality of the environment is the super goal of ASARECA
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa ( ASARECA) that just concludes its 2nd biannual General Assembly in Bujumbura, Burundi from 9th – 13th December 2013 have chosen Eritrea to host the next General Assembly. Continue reading Eritrea to Host General Assembly of ASARECA