Ethiopian government says it has tripled forest cover in a decade

Mongabay: Known abroad for past images of drought and starvation, the African nation of Ethiopia has announced that it has tripled forest cover from 3 percent in 2000 to 9 percent today, according to the AFP. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made the announcement last week after a decade of intensive tree-planting initiatives: for example, in 2007 Ethiopia planted 700 million trees. Ethiopia is primarily a nation of agriculturalists and is betting on the increased forest cover ......

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