Unsettled numbers controversy:     Numbers aren’t Ethiopian Gov’t forte! BBC chose to put its 350million trees a day claim for grill under the microscope!

27 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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In Ethiopia, the government said it planted 350 million tree seedlings in one day, claiming it broke the world record. It’s part of a wider plan to plant four billion this year. There’s been a lot of praise for the country’s efforts, but many have raised concerns about the numbers. Journalist Kalkidan Yibeltal and Professor Legesse Negash of Addis Ababa University join us to discuss.

Presenter: Charlotte McDonald
Producer: Darin Graham

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