The faculty of Agriculture organized a tree planting day on Friday 19th May 2023. The exercise was in line with the government’s initiative of planting 15 billion trees in the next 10 years. Over 2000 seedlings were planted. In his opening remarks, the dean faculty of Agriculture Prof. Moses Nyangito said that the faculty had a running Environmental Stewardship Committee led by Dr. Kibet. He thanked the Vice Chancellor for setting aside land for planting trees. He also reiterated plans to create a buffer zone for university land by planting trees around it. He also thanked everyone who made the exercise a success.
In his speech read by Brian Ouma, the Vice Chancellor said that the university is making its contribution of achieving 30% tree cover in the country by providing training in tree and tree nursery management as well as tree planting. He also lauded the dean for promising to make sure the trees planted this year would all survive. He concluded by urging people to plant more trees and make the country greener.
In his part, the chair of National Research Fund (NRF) encouraged students to plant more trees and be supportive of the faculty’s initiative to make the country greener. He also promised to initiate a partnership between the faculty and NRF which would be beneficial to students.
The 2000 trees planted comprised of 12 indigenous species that are well adapted to the area.