Machakos farmers asked to plant trees for economic benefits

Tree planting exercise in Iveti Forest, Machakos County.

Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi has asked farmers in the county to take advantage of the ongoing rains to plant more trees in their lands and harvest water for domestic use.

The region which often experiences long dry spells, has been receiving heavy rainfall, which is expected to continue.

The deputy governors also encouraged farmers to plant trees in their lands as one way of improving the environment and avoid poverty and the negative impacts of global warming.


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He said the worsening climate change conditions in Kenya can be reversed if citizens plant more trees.

He noted that climate change was responsible for global warming worldwide, saying that it has caused poverty and other negative effects, adding that the situation was worsened because people were felling trees that were planted years ago without replacing them.

“I am worried about the effects of climate change but I ask everyone to plant trees and not allow their land to be empty or wasted because they stand to gain a lot by planting trees and do more to conserve the environment,” the deputy governor spoke at Precious Blood Catholic church in Matungulu Sub-county.

By Gastone Valusi

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