Assosa University’s Bamboo seedling plantation
The month of August is the commemorating month of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi death in the country level.
Similarly, on August 13/2009 E.c Assosa University’s community also commemorated the late Prime Minister death by participating Bamboo seedling plantation at the University’s farm. On this occasion, 10,000 Bamboo seedlings were planted. As we all know, the late Prime Minister focused on Green Economy Development; to maintain his Legacy we are re-afforesting the degraded lands.
Assosa University’s re-a forestation carried out on the University’s farm in collaboration with Bamboo star Agro forestry P.L.C. The owner of Bamboo star Agro forestry P.L.C Mr.G/Michael Gebru expressed that “they are very interesting to work together with Assosa University’s Agriculture and Natural Resource College on knowledge and technology transformation.
Mr. Gebru added that there is another chine’s private company which is called ‘Green Diamond Bamboo Development P.l.c’ that engaged on Bamboo plant development in Beneshangul Gumuz Regional State. This company is the partner of Bamboo star Agro forestry P.L.C.; it has started its work to install paper factory which uses Bamboo as row material. Therefore, this organization also has interest to work together with Assosa Universty, he said”.
In the future, University’s farm Bamboo not only uses for re-afforesting the degraded land and protect soil erosion, but also it serves for practical learning for Natural Resource Department students.