An afforestation campaign aimed at controlling desertification are underway in Foro sub-zone. Foro, 3 November 2015- An afforestation campaign aimed at controlling desertification are underway in Foro sub-zone. The programme is being carried out through the joint coordination of the Ministry of Agriculture and administrative branches in the area. The components of the campaign include increasing public awareness on the dangers of desertification; the need for protection of trees and wildlife species; terracing activities as well as planting of tree seedlings among others explained Mr. Tesfai Abraha, Branch Head of the MoA in the sub-region.
Commending the initiatives taken by the inhabitants of the administrative district in the afforestation program underway, administrator of Foro sub-zone, Mr. Saleh Abdelah, called on the Ministry of Agriculture to provide tree seedlings and ensure sufficient water supply for the optimal outcome and sustainability of the campaign.
Successful tree planting activities were carried out in Foro sub-zone last year in which those who demonstrated exemplary participation in the programs were given awards and financial incentives.