Somalia launches “National Planting Week”

Somalia’s Ministry of Livestock and Forestry has launched the “National Planting Week” intended to encourage the country to go green. Despite some regions facing floods, Somalia still faces acute desertification.

Water points have been reduced to a trickle and the country has just been through devastating long spells of drought. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud participated in the activity and planted the first tree encouraging the Somali people to plant more trees