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Video: Eritrea News (Sept 21, 2012)
Southern region on path of registering growth in vegetable and dairy production: Report
Debarwa, 21 September 2012 – The Administration of the Southern region indicated that a growing trend has been noticed as regards vegetable and dairy production. It made the statement at a meeting conducted with Area administrators, line ministries and the inhabitants of Debarwa town.
Mr. Mustafa Nur-Husein, the regional Administrator, explained that more than 14 million liters of milk could be produced this year in line with resort to the implementation of a program that encouraged households to own 2 cattle and cultivate green feed on one-tenth of their farmland. He further explained that the Administration is still reinforcing endeavors to boost dairy production both in quality and quantity.
Mr. Mustafa also underlined that it was possible to harvest 1,200,000 quintals of vegetables in line with the enriching of water resources following the construction of dams, and called on famers to adhere to prudent utilization of water resources.
The participants of the meeting lauded the government’s focus on the development of the agriculture sector and the endeavors it is exerting to improve the livelihood of citizens. (Shabait)
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...