By: Mercy Njane; FSK
The short rains are here and people are rushing against the clock to plant as many trees as they can before the season is over. Government agencies, institutions, and organizations are all launching tree planting initiatives to take advantage of the short rains in the country. The degraded forests are being restored with the help of government and non-government agencies and organizations who are providing the much-needed resources for the restoration and rehabilitation exercises.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry launched the National Short Rains Tree Planting Campaigns which aim at planting 50 million trees during these short rains. The campaign is as a result of the collaboration between government agencies, corporates and the private sector. This is among the many initiatives that have been launched to help increase the country’s tree cover with a target of 10% by 2022. (more…)