BY MAKDA SOLOMON | SHABAIT
Statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture show that 30% of Eritrean land used to be covered by forest a century ago. Due to successive wars, frequent drought and other factors those thick forests were reduced to 1% coverage over the years.
In order to restore the natural vegetation the government of Eritrea launched summer work programs (Maetot) in 1994, in which students are deployed in different parts of the country to participate in afforestation activities that include planting trees and water and soil conservation. Continue reading Summer Work Program on the Path of Making Eritrea Green Again