Farmers developing over 2500 ha. land through irrigation

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N.Gondar, December 24, 2011 (Gondar) - More than 4700 farmers are developing over 2500 hectares land through irrigation in Armachiho Woreda, North Gondar Zone of Amhara State during the current dry season, the woreda agriculture development office said.

The office told ENA on Friday that so far the farmers are developing the stated area of land by using over 21,000 cubic meters compost and harnessing rivers.

Farmers engaged in irrigation development in the area have managed to harvest three times a year.

Over 150,000 quintals output is expected to be harvested from the area of land developed through irrigation, it said.