By Goth Mohamed Goth
The apple tree has for the first time successful planted by farmers in Somaliland among them the minister of agriculture Prof. Farah Elmi “Geedole” who has been planting the fruit bearing trees in his home in Borame.
The minister of agriculture Prof. Farah Elmi “Geedole” gave us an insight into the origins of which he said was from Yemen and was recently introduced to the country and he also showed us the apple trees he had planted in his garden.
“Apple and pear trees require patience, knowledge and skill to grow well. Despite the effort required, apple trees in particular remain a popular addition to many home gardens and he urged local farmers to grow the plant which has immense benefits and with a little planning, homeowners who enjoy picking ripe, juicy fruit from their own trees can successfully grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears”,he said.
Apart from the apple bearing trees, the Minister of agriculture has been successful in introducing a similar pilot project involving the growing of rice in two regions of the country.