Ethiopia has broken the record for the largest number of trees planted in one day, while making the world a little . Ethiopians planted more than 350 million trees in just 12 hours this week. This smashed the record, held by India, by 50 million trees. Ethiopia's minister of and technology announced his country's record-breaking on Twitter. He proudly revealed that people had planted 353,633,660 trees in a to help the environment. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who participated in the tree planting festivities, congratulated involved in the record for their efforts and for doing their for the planet.
Ethiopia's record-breaking achievement is of a wider strategy of planting 4 billion trees between May and October. The country is well on its to achieving this goal. So far, volunteers, businesses and workers have planted more than 2.6 billion trees . Ethiopia is attempting to reverse the cutting down of many of its . The Farm Africa organization reports that less than 4 per cent of Ethiopia's land is forested. This is a decline from the 30 per cent of land on which trees grew at the of the 19th century. A study reported that planting billions of trees was the and most effective way to absorb carbon dioxide and thus help to tackle warming.