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Tag: Agriculture

Women-led Food Security

The global food crisis is one of terrible importance to the developing world, particular in sub-Saharan Africa. Although not just a concern for the poor land-tilling people of the South, the compounding problem of food insecurity, global warming and the global financial crisis have put some on the brink. In Eritrea, where agricultural development has been at the political fore, new paradigms have to be created.

Elabered Estate

Outside of Keren is the Elabered Estate. From this plantation comes milk and fruit. To truly make this a heaven the only thing missing is the honey to make ambrosia. Nonetheless this small heaven on the road to Asmara from Keren is beautiful.

Elabered Estate
Ironically near a road called libE tigray (Tigrayans heart, a reference to an ethnic group south of Eritrea whose heart is said to be twisted) that winds its way up and down the mountains between Keren and Asmara.

West or Bust! [Gerset]

Gerset is a town just half an our south of Tesseney. To call it a town may be a bit of an overstatement but we will give it the benefit of the doubt. Gerset is a place that has mostly been settled now by Eritrean returnees from Sudan.

Where they have decided to settled is both prime farming land but quite prone to flooding. Here though a damn is being constructed to both hold irrigable water for a test plot of 1000 hectares and prevent flooding in the area.

Tractors near Gerset