12th Congress of Agricultural Professionals Association

Asmara, The Agricultural Professionals Association held its 12th congress on 23 August here in the capital Asmara.

Speaking at the event, the chairperson of the association, Dr. Bisirat Gebru said that the objective of the association is to develop the capacity and knowledge of members, to boost agricultural production through applying scientific way agricultural activity as well as redressing the environment. Dr. Bisirat went on to say that the association also engages in organizing seminars and workshops, training programs for farmers as well as empowering women with a view to develop the capacity of farmers and thereby boost agricultural production.

Indicating that there are 269 registered members of the association out of which only 62 are active members, Dr. Bisirat called on members to strengthen participation.

At the congress activity and audit reports were presented.

The participants conducted extensive discussion on the reports presented and adopted various recommendations.

Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, on his part called on members, staff members of the Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders to strengthen contribution in strengthening the organization capacity of the association and play due part in the development of agricultural activities.

Source: Eritrea – Ministry of Information