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No Preoccupation of Food Shortages this Year in Eritrea: President Isaias

This year’s low rainfall had initially created a total harvest failure and possible food shortages.
This year’s lower rainfall had initially created a concern that there could be a harvest failure or possible food shortages. President Isaias, however, said there should be no reason for concern.

BY SHABAIT

President Isaias Afwerki explained government policies and programmes on key developmental domestic issues and regional developments in an interview held with local media yesterday.

In the interview that was broadcast live on Eri-Tv and Dimtsi Hafahs (the national radio), President Isaias elucidated in detail the policy underpinnings, programmes undertaken in the past years, and  progress achieved to date to ensure food security. Continue reading No Preoccupation of Food Shortages this Year in Eritrea: President Isaias

The Gash Barka Effect: Aligder Agro-Project

From traditional farming to agro-industrial farming. The Aligder agro-industry is one of the many modern agricultural projects undertaking under the the South-West Development Region.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO | SHABAIT

Agriculture is the key sector in most developing countries. It has a key role to play in enabling them to accomplish developmental goals, including self-reliance, growth and equity. Food production is a fundamental problem is many developing countries, including Eritrea. Continue reading The Gash Barka Effect: Aligder Agro-Project

Dams and Prospects of Irrigation Farming vis-à-vis Agro-Tourism Development in Eritrea

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.

By National Tourism Association,

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

Environmental Protection in Eritrea

Nakfa, Eritrea. Micro dam at the beginning of the rainy season; it’s used for irrigated farming.

By Rediet Kifle,

Increasingly, the threat of environmental degradation has garnered attention as an important developmental issue. Currently, there is a strong consensus that environmental degradation can negatively affect humans and other species, and direct consequences include aspects of global warming, torrential rains or little-to-no rain, and desertification.

Notably, aspects of degradation are quite apparent in newly developing nations; for example, a recent World Risk Report categorized African nations, as being “High” or “Very High” risk for environmental degradation due to their exposure and vulnerability.”[i] Continue reading Environmental Protection in Eritrea

Egypt: Chances of Negotiations with Ethiopia ‘Used Up’

“Egypt will not go to Ethiopia unless Addis Ababa is willing to return to negotiations to resolve points of contention on the Renaissance Dam.” – Irrigation Minister

“We have used up all opportunities to negotiate with Ethiopia … all options are still open for resolving the differences though”

By Al-Masry Al-Youm,

Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Muttalib criticized what he called Ethiopia’s refusal to budge on key issues during the three-party negotiations of the Renaissance Dam.

“We have used up all opportunities to negotiate with Ethiopia because of Addis Ababa’s intransigence, despite the sincerity of our intentions in joint collaboration of the east Nile Basin countries, and we will not ask them to return to negotiations,” he told Al-Masry Al-Youm. Continue reading Egypt: Chances of Negotiations with Ethiopia ‘Used Up’

Eritrea to Host General Assembly of ASARECA

Increased economic growth and improved livelihoods in Eastern and Central Africa while
enhancing the quality of the environment is the super goal of ASARECA

By TesfaNews,

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