Conservation of Ethiopia's wild coffee using participatory forest management
Professor Adrian Wood
University of Huddersfield - AS
Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association, Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research
Key areas of Amora Gedel and Kontir Berhan ‘wild coffee’ forests are conserved and providing sustainable livelihood benefits through participatory forest management by the local communities with full government support.
1. The forest and coffee biodiversity maintained by the application of fine-tuned Participatory Forest Management (PFM) approach applied by the local communities and officially recognised by regional and local governments.
2. Participatory forest management (PFM) methods developed in the region, are adapted, fine-tuned and applied specifically for in situ conservation of forests and coffee biodiversity
3. The capacity of community organisations (PFM Associations) and government agencies for the effective conservation of coffee biodiversity using PFM is significantly strengthened.
4. Community based PFM institutions for biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, and marketing of forest products and services established and operating sustainably.
5. Viable forest product based enterprises operating with improved market linkages and services established and providing livelihood benefits without conflict with conservation goals. Carbon payments generating income for government and communities.
6. Dissemination to other government and civil society agencies in Ethiopia and elsewhere of fine-tuned PFM methods for development of policy and practice of in situ biodiversity conservation.