Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia’s land / አንድ ዘጠኝ የኢትዮጵያ መሬት መልሶ ለማደስ የሪኢመርንግ ፕሮግራም እየተካሄደ ነው

Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning to restore a further 15m hectares by 2030

Regreening Ethiopia
 Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: Trees and shrubs can be seen growing on the steeper slopes along a ravine that was once plagued by erosion. Photograph: Aaron Minnick/WRI

Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, needed constant food aid, and the soil was being washed away.

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