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Eritrea: Good prospects for yields of 2016 main “kiremti” season crops

A bumper harvest in Eritrea. Photo Credit: Ambassador Estifanos

Good prospects for yields of 2016 main “kiremti” season crops


Harvesting of the 2016 main season crops started in early November and it expected to be completed at the beginning of next year. According to remote sensing analysis, production prospects in the main agricultural areas of Debub, Maekel, Gash Barka and Anseba zobas are favourable (see NDVI anomaly map). The 2016 “kiremti” rains, which normally extend from late June to September, had a timely onset and have been characterized by above average and well-distributed precipitation amounts in most cropping areas.

Below-average vegetation conditions, mostly pasture land, are reported in northern coastal areas, where “kiremti” rains had an early cessation at the end of August. In most coastal areas, “bahri” rains (December-March) had an early onset in November, likely bringing some relief in terms of pasture and water availability

Crops harvested through popular campaign

By Shabait

Crops of families of martyrs in the administrative areas of Sela-Daero, Adomzematch, Abarda’e and Kutmowli’e, Gala-Nefhi sub-zone, have been harvested through popular campaign. More than 650 students from the sub-zone participated in the popular campaign.

The popular campaign was organized in partnership with the sub-zonal administration, government institutions, committee of youth and teachers.

The students explained that they feel honored to assist the families of martyr as a gesture of respect for the noble price the fallen heroes paid for the common cause and to renew their pledge to martyrs trust.

The families of martyrs in the sub-zone on their part expressed satisfaction for the initiative taken by the students and for the fact that the younger generation has inherited the noble national values of cooperation.
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