August 21, 2021

Growing Cactus as an Alternative to Develop the...

Growing Cactus as an Alternative to Develop the Economy

By Ermias Asmelash (MoA)
The origin of cactus plant is Central America, especially Mex­ico and the Caribbean islands. The Cactus cladodes and fruits have been used as food in Mexico since 9,000 years ago. The Span­ish conquerors acknowledged the presence of prickly pears (beles) as soon as they arrived in the Americas at the end of the 15th century and the plant was spread over many parts of the world es­pecially after the 17th century.

Cactus grows widely in coun­tries such as Mexico, Italy, Chile, Bolivia, USA, Brazil, South Afri­ca, Tunisia and Eritrea and is said to cover an estimated 14,485,170 ha of land globally. Mexico leads in the world in the production of cactus which grows on 2,062,000 ha of land. Read more

July 24, 2021

NARI: Promoting Production of Spices

NARI: Promoting Production of Spices

By Habtom Tesfamichael
Spices and condiments in the form of dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetable make up an important part in horticulture. They have been used for a variety of purposes such as to enhance food and beverages by improving flavor, aroma and color; to make medicine and perfumes; as preservatives by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria; and in religious rituals.

Spices also play quite a significant role in the national economy of a country by generating hard currency. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the top five spices producer countries in the world are India, China, Turkey, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Read more

June 17, 2021

Desertification and Drought Day

Desertification and Drought Day

Message from Ministry of Agriculture

Desertification and Drought Day – known as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought before 2020 – is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that reversing land degradation is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement, and cooperation at all levels. Read more

March 9, 2021

Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Swine and Rabbit...

Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Swine and Rabbit Production

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is engaged in promoting swine and rabbit production in its breeding centre located in Paradizo, Asmara. The initiative aims to increase the production and diversity of meat sources in the country.

According to Mr. Hienok Ghebrehiwet, General Manager of Horse, Swine, and Rabbit Breeding Centres, the MoA began the process to improve breeds of rabbits and swine in 2012 by undertaking necessary technical and infrastructural preparations. In 2015, some pure breeds of swine (large white and droc varieties) and rabbits (New Zealand white and Californian varieties) were imported through cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This not only helped to improve the existing swine breeds in the country but also introduced rabbit production at the household and semi-commercial level. Read more

February 7, 2021

NRS: locust swarm invasion put under control

NRS: locust swarm invasion put under control

Massawa, 07 February 2021 – Locust swarm invasion recently appeared in Ginda and Foro sub-zones, the Northern Red Sea region have been put under control thanks to the concerted measure by professionals, EDF units, the public and administration. The locust infestation that appeared at Gahtelay area, Ginda sub-zone, as well as Gedem-Lahze, Rawda, Robrobia and Malka-Esh areas, Foro sub-zone was put under control before inflicting any damage to vegetation and crops. Read more

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