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Reforestation: planting 57.000 trees on Tree Planting Day

22 July 2022 Aswin Endeman

On July 18, during the Green Legacy 2022 Annual Tree Planting Day in Ethiopia we planted 57.000 trees on the Worja Hill in Ziway/Batu and at Berta site in Koka. This brings the total amount of planted trees starting from 2017 close to 1 million. In the project that aims to ensure sustainable protection and wise utilization of the Worja catchment, Sher, IDH and VoCDA collaborate and strive to fight deforestation and climate change by:

  • Reforesting area’s and developing eco-tourism (approx. 285 ha of communal land)
  • rehabilitating degraded land by digging gully’s and building stone gabions
  • sowing grass seeds for cut and carry fodder use
  • setting up income generating activity groups (f.i. beekeeping)
  • teaching and implementing Good Agricultural Practices, f.i. using improved cereal seeds by local farmers

The final goal is to have a community managed and owned conservation site.

We thank our employees and all volunteers that have helped to plant 9 different species of indigenous trees.