Rachel Ruto vows to plant 500 Million Trees in Kenya

The First Lady of Kenya Rachel Ruto has pledged her support to Kenya’s Tree growing campaign by planting 500 Million Trees.

Rachel Ruto pledges to plant 500 Million Trees in Kenya, Image: facebook
Rachel Ruto pledges to plant 500 Million Trees in Kenya, Image: facebook

Kenya: The First Lady of Kenya, Rachel Ruto has pledged her support to Kenya’s Tree growing campaign. The team has pledged to plant 15.7 billion Trees in the country in the next eight years. The country’s officials have implemented several initiatives to encourage people to plant trees.

Recently, the First Lady supported the initiative and pledged to plant 500 million trees. The first lady’s initiative will give the tree plantation campaign of the country a tremendous boost.

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The Kenya Forest Service has expressed their excitement about the support extended by the first lady of the country. First Lady Rachel has announced her support through Mama Doing Good Organisation.

As per the first lady of the country, the organization has been engaged in supporting several milestones for Kenya One of the milestones is to contribute to the achievement of 30% tree cover in Kenya.

The president of Kenya, William Ruto announced the target to achieve 30% forest cover in Kenya in December 2022. The various government organizations have been engaged and committed to the cause for the last fourteen months.

Fourteen months into the campaign’s announcement, First Lady Rachel Ruto launched her strategy at the Karura Forest. The First Lady believes the strategy will seek to “address forest conservation, wise use of forest resources and restoration of degraded forests.”

The initiative is being taken up in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Forestry. The first lady said she aims to implement the project through the Kenya Forest Service-led Adopt-a-Forest framework.”

Through the project, the First Lady seeks to strengthen participatory forest management and good forest governance models.

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The strategy will also support agroforestry practices that promote the cultivation of trees and fruit trees on farmlands and in institutions, schools, arboreta, and other public spaces. The overall impact of the programme will be to improve household food security, incomes, diversification of livelihoods, and enhance environmental education.