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.
It has been a great rainy season this year in Eritrea. On 23 August 2016, the Delegation of the European Union to Eritrea, in conjunction with the Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Land, Water and Environment and the European Union Member States Embassies accredited to Eritrea, planted 100 olive trees in Embadorho (about 11km outside of Asmara). Continue reading Eritrea: EU Diplomats in Successful Trees Planting Activity→