The massive effort is part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Green Legacy Initiative, which aims to plant more than 4 billion trees between May and October, or 40 trees per person.
Arid Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in One Day
VOA, 30 July 2019
Ethiopians planted more than 350 million trees in one day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record. Read more »
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gets his hands dirty.
Greening Ethiopia Initiative Plants 200 Million Saplings On a Single Day
Economic Commission for Africa, 29 July 2019
A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day. India… Read more »
Ethiopian PM Schools Sonko on How to Raise Millions for City Cleanup
Nairobi News, 22 May 2019
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could learn a lesson or two from Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed on how to raise funds to beautify a city. Read more »
In Southern Ethiopia, Herders Join Forces to Revive Rangelands
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 December 2018
Restoring grazing land and forest can help communities stand up to the more frequent droughts climate change is bringing, farmers say Read more »
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke to VOA's Eskinder Firew about Ethiopia's relationship with neighbor Eritrea, judicial reforms and the imprint he hopes to leave.
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