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Ghana’s Green project targets planting over 5 million trees

– – Ghana on Friday launched a green project called Green Ghana Day aimed at getting citizens to plant over 5 million trees. The project is expected to mobilize efforts to preserve and protect the country’s forest cover and the environment. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo lead the event on Friday which was replicated across the country. Friday, 11th June, 2021 is #GreenGhanaDay. Let’s plant a tree for future generations. #GreenGhanaProject #LetsGoPlanting 🌳 — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) June 8, 2021 Thousands of people participated in the project, planting trees at…

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Africa World 

New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty

– – Poverty is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Globally, one out of every 10 people lives in extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 per day. Many of them live in rural areas where the poverty rate is 17.2 per cent – more than three times higher than in urban areas. If current trends continue, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million or one ninth of the world’s population by 2030 according to the World Food Programme. Poverty eradication…

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Ethiopia: Bid to plant record 200 million trees in a day begins

Ethiopia on Monday begun an ambitious project to plant 200 million trees in a day. It is targeted at protecting it’s environment. Should the country be able to achieve the 200 million target, it would be a world record. The record for the highest number of trees planted in a day, according to the Guiness Book of Records, is held by Ken Chaplin of Canada. In 2001 he planted 15,170 red pine seedlings. Leading by example As part of the Green Legacy Initiative, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading…

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