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EU Supports Eritrea to Improve Food Security

BY EUROPEAN UNION (ERITREA)

At the beginning of 2019 the EU launched a four years’ project in Eritrea to help improve food security and offer better income to participating farmers.

The project, implemented through the Eritrean-Irish Development Partnership (Vita) with support from the Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture and the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), focuses on three major staple crops: wheat, sorghum, and potato.

A total of 400 cereals producers and 100 potato growers in the Maekel, Debub and Anseba regions are directly benefitting from the project.



As part of the project, farmers are provided with high-yielding and resilient potato seed (Electra and Burren) that enables them to multiply their production (25-30 tons per hectare) and thus, also their revenue.

This high-yield seed is being spread across the highlands to increase the number of communities and/or villages, which are using and benefitting from it.

>> ALSO READ : A Report on Potato Seed Production in Eritrea

Coupled with the use of ‘climate-smart’ agricultural practices, such as soil and water conservation, organic composting, and small-scale community-based irrigation the project’s output is higher, more efficient production, better use of the environment, and higher revenues.

>> ALSO READ : Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

On 17 September, the EU’s Ambassador accompanied by the Ministry of Agriculture and NARI officials as well as Vita and EU Delegation colleagues visited Tselot (ጸሎት) village, south-east of Asmara where farmers who have been using this high-yield potato seed gave a first-hand account of their experiences.



Eritrea: Misilam Dam

The construction of the 38 million cubic meter Misilam Dam was completed in 2014 and the dam now serves as a big source of clean water to the inhabitants of forty five villages and three cities in the Southern region.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | SHABAIT

Misilam, a Tigrigna word for coronation, is the name of a mountain in Debaruwa that stands at X481424 and Y1666037, where in ancient Eritrea noblemen used to go for their coronation.

The construction of Misilam Dam, which is named after the mountain, began in 2010 by Seghen Construction Company. Continue reading Eritrea: Misilam Dam

President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

Al-Burhan discussed with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki today in Asmara on security and border issues, besides developments of the Renaissance Dam.- (SUNA)

BY SHABAIT

The President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, arrived in Asmara in mid-morning hours today for a one-day working visit.

President al-Burhan and his delegation were accorded a warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki on arrival at Asmara International Airport. Continue reading President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

Joint Sawa Graduation of 33rd National Service, 11th HAMAMOS Members

Joint graduation ceremonies of 33rd round of National Service and 11th round of technical school was held in Sawa. The 1078 students – 463 of them female – graduated in electronics, computer maintenance, auto mechanics, hydraulics fields etc.

BY SHABAIT

The graduation of the 33rd round of the national service and 11th round of Vocational Training Center was held today, 15 August in Sawa in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, senior Government and Army Commanders as well as invited guests and community of Sawa. Continue reading Joint Sawa Graduation of 33rd National Service, 11th HAMAMOS Members

Eritrea, Sudan Army Chiefs Met in Khartoum (Update)

High level Eritrean military delegation headed by General Filipos Woldeyohannes is in Sudan to consolidate existing defense and security cooperation further.

BY TESFANEWS

The Eritrean Chief of Staff, General Filipos Weldeyohans, and the Chairman of the Sudanese Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt General Muhammad Othman Al-Hussein today held a session of joint talks in Khartoum. Continue reading Eritrea, Sudan Army Chiefs Met in Khartoum (Update)

Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Discuss Developments in Horn of Africa, Red Sea

The two Presidents exchanged views on developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea as well as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

BY EGYPT TODAY

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Monday Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki at Itihadiyah Presidential Palace to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations.

The guest president is on a three-day visit which will include a meeting between officials of both countries to exchange views on developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea as well as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Continue reading Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Discuss Developments in Horn of Africa, Red Sea