Ethiopia Launches 10-Year National Forest Development Program

Norway and SwedenThe government of Ethiopia has launched its 10-year national forest development program on October 8, 2018.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change launched the program in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the governments of Sweden and Norway.

Speaking on the occasion, Gemedo Dalle, Minister of MoEFCC said deforestation and land degradation must be reversed if Ethiopia is to meet its development goals.

The program will help Ethiopia increase is forest coverage and contribute to national green growth.

It will also help create 600,000 new jobs through business development, investment, conservation approaches and sustainable participatory forest management.

Conservation and sustainable use of forest resources make considerable contribution to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG2030).