Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 2/17/2015 06:32:00 AM
The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research said five development corridors said to be favorable for horticulture development in the country have been identified.
Addis Ababa- Oromia, Hawassa- Arba Minch, Awash- Dire Dawa and Harrar, Bahir Dar- Nile Gorge and South Gondar, as well as Mekele- Raya and Alamata are the corridors.
Some 50,000 hectares land has allocated in these areas for flowers, vegetables and fruits as well as coffee production, the Director-General, Dr. Fantahun Mengistu told ENA.
The horticulture development corridors need to be identified so as to further boost horticulture development thereby improve its contribution to the nation's development, he said.
Favorable ecosystem and nearness to various transport systems including air transport are the criteria used to select these areas, he added.- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/economy/item/404-nation-identifies-5-corridors-for-horticulture-development#sthash.sWoasxzB.dpuf