Gambell – Efforts geared toward increasing production and productivity by building the capacity of development agents, semi-pastoralists and pastoralists in Gambella State would continue in a strengthened manner, the State’s Agriculture and Rural Development Bureau said.
Speaking at a relevant training held in Gambella town, Bureau Deputy Head, Koch Mamo said wide-ranging activities are being executed in the State with a view to increasing production and productivity of pastoralists and semi-pastoralists by efficiently tapping State’s animal and land resources.
He said the State has not yet effectively utilized its animal and land resources.
The head expressed State administration’s commitment to achieve the programs designed to ensure food security by raising awareness on modern technologies.
Besides increasing the productivity of animals, efforts are being made to enable pastoralists to take part in crop development, he added.
More than 14,000 agricultural tools and over 800 quintals of select seeds of maize and sorghum that would be utilized for the current crop season was distributed to needy pastoralists and semi-pastoralists living in eight Woredas of the State.
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