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The FBW team in Kenya dug deep as they took part in the country’s first national tree planting day.

The national holiday held earlier this month was called as part of a drive to plant 15 billion trees by 2032 to tackle climate crisis and deforestation.

Seedlings were available to the public through local forest agencies and chiefs’ offices across the country.

Trees help tackle global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, while releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.

Members of FBW’s Nairobi office travelled to Mlango Farm, just outside the country’s capital, to play their part in the national planting initiative.

The farm’s land has been transformed since 2007 and has been planted with fruit trees and vegetables.

Antje Eckoldt – FBW Group Director

Antje Eckoldt, FBW Group’s Kenya country director, said: “We were delighted to be able to play our part in this first national tree planting day and had a really enjoyable time at Mlango Farm. It was a real team effort.

“The importance of the tree planting project cannot be underestimated as the impact of the climate crisis affects more and more communities. We all have a part to play in protecting the environment.”