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Institute of Green Growth Solutions to plant 250k in ‘One Tree Planted Project’ Initiative

A non Partisan independent policy think tank, the Institute of Green Growth Solutions is set to plant 250, 000 trees in Ghana through its initiative dubbed, ‘One Tree Planted Project’.

The project which is aimed at storing 100 million hectares of land across Africa is to safeguard the ecosystem in Africa and augment the government’s Green Ghana Project.

According to the Institute, lands have already been secured in some selected regions across the country including Kokofu in the Ashanti Region where the project will kick-off.

In a media briefing, the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, Dr. Eric Twum noted plan are in place to enusre the trees planted in the project are maintained to their maturity.

“Everywhere in the world, maintenance of the project is essential for the goal of this project. And so, we are looking at least 95% survival rates of the the trees that we are planting”.

“One day we are going to go through aother agronomical practice and weeding, pruning and watering and then making sure that these trees grow to maturity”, he said.

He added that the Institute is confident the project will aid the restoration of forest ecosystems and reconnect foreest habitats, which will reverse fragmentation, habitat los, and ecosystem degradation.

The Institute of Green Growth Solutions is non-governmental policy think tank that promotes sustainable development through research, technical assistance, capacity building and advocacy in environmental science, agriculture, mining and natural resource management.



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