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Charcoal burners urged to plant trees

 

Photo credit: Nyamira County News

Some of the trees planted by an organisation in Nyamira. Charcoal burners in Nyamira south sub County of Nyamira County have been urged to continue planting trees to curb desertification in the area.[WMongare/Hivisasa.com]

Charcoal producers urged to plant trees to curb desertification

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Charcoal burners in Nyamira south sub County of Nyamira County have been urged to continue planting trees to curb desertification in the area.

This comes following a directive by the national government which requires charcoal producers to replace the trees they cut to curb desertification.

Addressing a group of youth groups in Makairo early Wednesday, area Forest Officer Richard Mayaka said that the charcoal banners should ensure that they plant more trees than the ones they use to burn charcoal in order to ensure that the county is always green.

Read the full story: Nyamira County News

 

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.