The Historical and Remarkable Transformation of Abrha WeAtsibeha
The village of Abrha WeAtsbeha is located in the National Regional State Of Tigrai in the North part of Ethiopia ,where about 65 kilo meters away from the capital of the Regional State, Mekelle. As the region was inhabited for more than 3 thousand years, it was degraded by many reasons, mainly by traditional agricultural practices, de forested for different constructions , misuse of the natural resources, with no policy that treats the environment by the ruling monarchy and the Dergi regime. As a result, it was become dried and barren for solid more than 2 hundred years and the community could not able to produce enough food to ensure food security and were looking for food aids.
How ever, after the declining of the Derge Regime, the Government Of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under the leadership of EPRDF defined fruit full policies and take sustainable measures to eradicate poverty and to insure food security per house hold in the country at large in the rural areas even in the small scale of land by introducing agricultural technologies and increasing productivity inputs . Surely, the Northern part of Ethiopia was inhabited for more than thousands of years ranging from the pre Axumite to the Axumite civilization and up to the present . Especially, Tigrai as the center of the Axumite Kingdome, it was engaged in agriculture from that period of time on words. There fore, many parts of Tigrai remains unproductive, deforested, exposed for sheet and gulley erosions.
Having these historical back grounds in mind, the Regional Government of Tigrai works day and night to ensure food security per house hold to alleviate poverty. One of the rewarding effective and efficient deeds of the Regional State of Tigrai is the historical and remarkable transformation of Abrha WeAtsbiha. The transformation of Abrha WeAtsibha gained Official Recognition at Rio de Janeiro during the meeting of G-20 for its great role played to achieve land rehabilitation and income generation to ensuring food security per house hold during the award ceremony hosted by the United Nations Development Program UNDP in Brazil.. Besides, to ensure food security,the communities work hard to compact land degradation and promote the sustainable use of natural resources. The National Regional State Of Tigrai is working hard in collaboration with the International, National and other stakeholders, such as UNDP, WFP, REST, World Bank and other bilateral agreements of Stakeholders at large with the hard working people of Tigrai. These harmonious joint enables to mobilizing the people of Tigrai to stand as one and fight the influence of the global warming by enhancing safe, comfortable and sustainable environment protections. From this outstanding measure, the people of Tigrai are able to make it culture that the rehabilitation of land ensures food security. In this fiscal year, it is expected to plant about 2.2 billion indigenous and imported seedlings allover the region.
In addition, the great achievement of Abrha We Atsibha on ensuring sustainable environment protection is one of the reflections of the immense efforts of the Regional State and the people of Tigrai , the correct policy and strategy of the Federal Government Of The Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia.
Finally, the Regional State is implementing strongly to scale up the best practices of Abrha We Atsibha to have many model kebels even better than Abrha We Atsibha all over the region. To sum up, As Unity is Strength,the government believed that individuals may have roles but the mass make history. There fore people of Tigrai, expertise, youths ,scholars ,local officials ,and other concerned bodies should stand and work hand to hand to change the image of our country , at large the region.