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14th European Film Festival 20-24 February 2018 at the Casa Degli Italiani (Free Entrance)
On Monday, 6 November 2017, the Head of the European Union to the State of Eritrea, Mr Josep Coll participated in the opening of the training programme in " Conservation and Management of Heritage Sites", organised by the Asmara Heritage Project (AHP) and the Zoba Maekel in the framework of the EU cofounded project " Capacity building for safeguarding Asmara's historic urban environment".
Livestock is an important sub-component of the agricultural sector and plays a key role in the national as well as household economy. The majority of the smallholder farmers keep livestock in the backyard as a source of food (eggs, meat, milk and honey), as draught animals (ploughing), and as a form of savings and cash to buy food and basic consumables in times of need.
The climate in the area around Mendefera (Zoba Debub) is favourable for production of potato, one of the staple crops in Eritrea. Traditional farming results in a poor yield of about one tonne per hectare; with improved seeds, combined with appropriate farming techniques, yields can easily reach up to 4 tonnes per hectare. The tissue culture laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is contributing to this result: it cleans seeds so that they are free of pathogens (viruses, bacteria and fungi).