17 Dec

USAID-Workshop for 40 Yemenis held to improve olive production, harvest

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) organized during the period from 15th to 17th for 40 trainees from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and different governorates on means of improving olive production and harvest.

The workshop also aimed at enlighten participants on the theoretical and practical aspects of olive production and maintenance of olive plantations.

The three-day workshop was organized in cooperation with the ministry and the regional Center on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for Near East (CARANE), said the USAID in a press release.

According the press release, the USAID and Yemen organized the workshop in response to Yemeni farmers’ request to learn more about maximizing their olive corps.

The workshop was inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Mansour al-Hoshabi who praised USAID efforts for supporting the agricultural sector in Yemen.

USAID has operated in Yemen since 1958 and is currently working in five governorates.

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