Green Legacy: Ethiopia planted 4.1 billion trees so far

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borkena
July 30, 2020 

Ethiopia’s ministry of agriculture said on Thursday that about 4.1 billion trees are planted so far as part of the Green Legacy, a flagship policy of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, campaign for this year. 

In a report to the Prime Minister, the Minister for Agriculture, Omar Hussein, said 83 percent of the targeted number is already achieved. 

The projected number of trees to be planted nationwide for this year is five billion.  

The Minister said that Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR), and Benishangul Gumuz region have managed to plant more trees than the targeted number. 

Abiy Ahmed has expressed his government’s intent to link tree planting with the job creation agenda. He also wants it to be a key part of the Ethiopian culture to ensure “agricultural and urban development,” as reported by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).

He also urged the minister of Agriculture to continue tree planting in the remaining months of the Ethiopian year (it is 2012) to achieve the target number.



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One Response to "Green Legacy: Ethiopia planted 4.1 billion trees so far"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   July 31, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    That is excellent news and the effort is a must. It is also commendable. We should always remember that most of this lush and thick forest we see now in Europe and even in Mainland China was once denuded because of over grazing, natural disasters and unabated centuries old wars that raged throughout the continents. Most of the old forest was gone. But most of it is rehabbed now one tree at a time. The old country can replicate the same result by staying the course in such rehabbing national effort. Godspeed!!!

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