A delegation from the Institute of Applied Sciences, led by State Minister for Science and Higher Education, Prof. Afework Kasu, visited the university’s green fingerprint nursery.
During the visit, it was stated that more than 500,000 “green fingerprints” will be created at the nursery to create a conducive environment for beauty, environmental protection, and agro-industry.
The university is working on a strategic plan to build a green, clean, peaceful, and comfortable institution. During the current budget year, the university administration is producing seedlings that will strengthen the development of more than 500,000 “green fingerprints” and contribute to the beauty, environmental protection, and agro-industrial development.
The seedlings that are being prepared at the university’s nursery are all forest and edible species. It mainly contains avocados, mangoes, papayas, and other fruits.
With the help of agronomists, the seedlings in the nursery are said to contain fruit trees, including native trees. It is indicated that 85 percent of the seedlings that are planned to be planted in the 2013 Ethiopian budget year have been germinated so far.
It is stated that the pre-planting program has created job opportunities for many people. The university’s green development coverage is 50 percent in 2013; The university administration also announced that it is working to increase it to 90 percent by 2013.
A delegation from the Institute of Applied Sciences, led by State Minister of Science and Higher Education, Prof. Afework Kasu, visited the University’s Green Finger Fruit Problem Center yesterday.