Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Mujawar discussed on Monday [15 September 2018] with the economic and trade advisor at the Chinese embassy in Sana’a the joint cooperation, especially in the agricultural field. The discussions focused on how to benefit from China’s aid to Yemen in the agricultural field, especially in supporting modern techniques and providing solar-powered irrigation pumps in order to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector in Yemen and strengthen its role in providing food security…Full Article: Yemen News Agency Sept 2014

Key Point

  • The Yemeni government urged the Chinese company in charge of the Hassan dam project in Abyan Governorate (southern Yemen) to speed up its progress.

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  • In 2012, the Yemeni government fought militants in Abyan Governorate and retook two coastal cities.
  • Cotton, vegetables and fruits (e.g. date palms) are cultivated in Abyan Governorate. It is hoped the Hassan dam will add 10,500 hectares of irrigated land.

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