Teagasc, in conjunction with Vita, recently completed an evaluation of the agricultural research, advisory and education services for the Eritrean Ministry
for Agriculture.

Eritrea is in sub-Saharan Africa and is dependent on agricultural development to improve rural areas and assist in the overall development of the Eritrean economy.
During the visit, the group met the Minister for Agriculture Arefaine Berhe, the head of the state research programme Dr Iyassu Gebreandris and the director of the State Advisory Services Dr Huruy Asghedom.

On completion, a detailed report was presented to the Minister for Agriculture as to the future structure of a combined agricultural research, advisory
and education programme for Eritrea.