Work is underway to plant more than 15 million coffee and fruit seedlings in Amhara State
Addis Ababa: July 20, 2014 (FBC) More than 15 million coffee, lowland and highland seedlings are being planted in Amhara State, the state’s agriculture bureau said.
According to Aweke Zelalem, a fruit and vegetable development expert with the bureau, the farmers are engaged in other economic options besides crop development.
He said more than 85,000 farmers will plant coffee and fruit seedlings on 14,427 hectares of land this year.
Of the seedlings planted, 7.6 million are coffee seedlings, while the rest are fruit seedlings.
He said more than 237,000 coffee, avocado, mango, papaya, banana and orange seedlings have been planted since last week.
Aweke said the plant will increase coffee production in the state.
According to the expert, agricultural experts are providing professional advice and monitoring to increase the income of the farmers.
According to the Bureau of Agriculture, more than 92 percent of the 10.7 million coffee and fruit seedlings planted in the state last summer have been approved.
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