50 thousand hectares of land were irrigated in the Tigray region

50 thousand hectares of land were irrigated in the Tigray region


In the Tigray region, 50,000 hectares of land have been irrigated during the summer season, according to the region’s temporary administration, agriculture and natural resource development office.
The office announced that 20,000 hectares of land has been irrigated so far.
According to the Irrigation Development Director of the Bureau, Berihun Aregawi, there are 60,000 hectares of land that can be irrigated in the region.
They stated that it has been confirmed by research that it is possible to benefit by cultivating the land up to three times a year.
The director announced that 50,000 hectares of land has been planned to be cultivated in this year’s summer irrigation development.
He also said that 200,000 farmers of the region will irrigate their crops using dams, deep wells, flowing rivers and springs during the summer season.
The director pointed out that more than 82 thousand quintals of fertilizer and more than 16 thousand quintals of best seeds have been provided to the farmers participating in the development.
It is expected that more than 19 million quintals of vegetables and fruits and corn will be produced from the irrigated land in the region.
According to Mr. Rihun, 80,000 farmers are dreaming of gardening on 20,000 hectares of land.
He said that work is being done to cover an additional 30,000 hectares of land with vegetables, fruits and corn during the summer season, which will last until the end of January, ESA reported.
According to Mr. Teshager Mengstu, 45 of the farmers who are engaged in irrigation development have organized themselves and expressed that they are dreaming of 50 hectares of land by digging out underground water in their area with the help of the rented drilling machine.
“We are working to benefit by offering the products to the market beyond our own consumption,” he said.
Farmers Haileu Sabuh and Tesfay Woldegabriel, who live in Romanat Kebele of Dedarta district, said that they are cultivating gardens and permanent plants by intercepting the water in their area.

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