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MEP Hayes Visits Irish Partnership Projects in Eritrea

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Irish MEP and Member of the European Parliaments Development Committee, Brian Hayes is visiting Eritrea accompanied by CEOs of Irish NGO VITA, Teagasc and Gorta SHA

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Dublin MEP and Member of the European Parliaments Development Committee, Brian Hayes is today (Sunday) visiting Eritrea, where Irish Aid, Teagasc and Irish development partner VITA have created a number of agricultural partnerships. Continue reading MEP Hayes Visits Irish Partnership Projects in Eritrea

Vita Potato & Dairy Farm Pilot Project in Eritrea

A pilot potato and diary program in Eritrea with the collaboration of Irish NGOs Vita, Teagasc, Gorta and Séamus Crosse are part of the ambitious, large scale national potato and diary programme.

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April is warm and very dry in Eritrea and the perfect time to visit dairy and potato farms as the crops start to emerge from the earth. Vita, the Irish NGO working to combat hunger and climate change in Eritrea and Ethiopia recently led a delegation from Teagasc and Gorta to Eritrea to see for themselves this extraordinary country.

The group included Dr. Seamus Crosse, Chairman of Vita, John Weakliam, CEO of Vita, Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle and Dr. Lance O’Brien, Chairman of the Teagasc International Food Security Committee, together with Ray Jordan, CEO of Gorta SHA. Continue reading Vita Potato & Dairy Farm Pilot Project in Eritrea