Ethiopia to plant 5 billion tree seedlings
Ethiopia is to plant 5 billion tree seedlings this year to help fight climate change and deforestation.
The announcement was made following Prime Minister Abiy’s visit to a tree seedling nursery in Sodere. The 5 billion seedlings are being nurtured in 38,000 sites across the country as part of the annual planting season, which will start in mid-June this year, if Ethiopia manages to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
According to the Prime Minister, up to 20 billion seedlings will be planted over the next four years.
This ambitious campaign is part of PM Abiy’s Green Legacy Initiative which, last year, resulted in 4 billion trees (40 trees per person) being planted.
PM @AbiyAhmedAli visited preparations in the Oromia Region for the upcoming planting season. It is to be recalled that close to 4 billion seedlings were planted last year. Based on this experience, #Ethiopia aims to plant 5 billion seedlings this year.#PMOEthiopia pic.twitter.com/6Q0iirCO56
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) April 24, 2020
On 29th July 2019, Ethiopia made history by planting a record 353 million tree seedlings in 12 hours!
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