Center's training said incompatible with pasturalism

Center's training said incompatible with pasturalism


Ayssaita, February 27 (WIC)- The curriculum of the Gewane Development   Agents' Training Center in Afar Regional

State is said to be incompatible with the life of the pasturalist community it is intended to serve.


The Director of the Center, Ato Ibrahim Ahmed told Walta today that graduates of the Center were rendered idle, because they were trained in crop production to serve a cattle's breeding community inhabiting the desert and arid area of the



Saada Ali and Ahlewid Mohamed, two of last year's graduates from the Center, assigned in Assaita and Mille Woredas of Zone one, shared the Director's information and concern by disclosing that they could not be of any service to the community in the two woredas, because the training they had in crop production was incompatible with the pastural life of the community.


The State's Agricultural Bureau Head, Elias Hassen, attributed the problem to lack of an agricultural policy which is based on the realities of the life of the people in the area and hoped that the integrated syllabus on agricultural training currently under preparation will provide the solution when it goes into effect in the coming academic year.