On Thursday, April 13th, the Government of El Salvador launched the Winter 2023 Reforestation Plan. The Vice President of the Republic, Félix Ulloa, participated in the presentation of this plan.
“It is a pleasure to be here this morning with you, witnessing the signing of various instruments that will take place this morning,” expressed the Vice President of the Republic, who added, “These are agreements that have been reached so that we can all begin a new phase in this battle against the negative effects of climate change.”
Meanwhile, Jorge Urbina, the Executive Director of the National Trifinio Plan in El Salvador, stated that “we, together with all the mayors of the Trifinio region, have made a collaborative effort. This program has four fundamental elements, the first being a nursery with over 400,000 plants.”
Urbina also reiterated that this project involves more than just tree planting. “We are also making a strong effort to promote organic fertilizers,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that residents of Metapán participated in the launch of the Winter 2023 Reforestation Plan.
The initiative aims to combat the environmental challenges posed by deforestation and climate change in El Salvador. By engaging the local community and implementing sustainable practices, the government hopes to mitigate the adverse effects and promote the restoration of natural ecosystems.
The Winter 2023 Reforestation Plan is a comprehensive approach that includes the establishment of a large-scale nursery to nurture a diverse range of plant species. With over 400,000 plants in the nursery, the program aims to ensure a steady supply of seedlings for reforestation efforts.
However, the plan goes beyond just planting trees. Recognizing the importance of soil health and fertility, the government is also promoting the use of organic fertilizers. By encouraging farmers and landowners to adopt sustainable agricultural practices, the aim is to restore and maintain the long-term productivity of the land while reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers that can have detrimental effects on the environment.
The involvement of the local community is crucial for the success of the reforestation plan. The participation of Metapán residents in the launch demonstrates the commitment of Salvadorans to environmental conservation. Engaging citizens in tree planting activities and raising awareness about the importance of preserving natural resources will contribute to building a more sustainable future for El Salvador.
Through this ambitious initiative, the Government of El Salvador aims to make a significant contribution to global efforts to combat climate change. By addressing deforestation and promoting sustainable practices, the Winter 2023 Reforestation Plan sets a precedent for environmental stewardship and demonstrates the country’s commitment to creating a greener and more resilient future.