Over 3.2 Billion Seedlings Prepared for Planting

Addis Ababa, March 31, 2021 (Walta) – Over 3.2 billion seedlings are readied for the Green Development Program to be carried out in Ethiopia this rainy season, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Ministry envisions readying 7 billion seedlings for the program this rainy season, it was learned.

Ministry of Agriculture discussed the preparation of seedlings with heads of regional agriculture bureaux heads.

Agriculture Minister Umer Hussien said preparations are underway in the regions.

Land and seedlings preparations have been made, he stated, adding that over 3.2 billion seedlings and 344,000 hectares of land have been prepared, ENA reports. 

With the view to planting 20 billion trees in four years since the commencement of the program in 2019, 7 billion seedlings would be planted this rainy season as the performances during the past two years showed better performances.