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Over 1000 ha. land being developed through irrigation

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Jimma, January 21, 2012 (Jimma) - Some 4800 farmers are developing over 1000 hectares land through irrigation in Nono Benja Woreda of Jimma Zone during the current dry season, the woreda agriculture office said.

Office Head, Meresa Regasa said the farmers are developing the stated area of land in 19 rural localities of the woreda.

Meresa said the farmers are developing the land by harnessing rivers and utilizing water pumping machines.

They are cultivating various crops, vegetables and fruits, among others, he said, adding, over 19,000 quintals output is expected to be harvested from the stated area of land.