Making the forest pay:protecting wild coffee biodiversity whilst improving local livelihoods

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If biodiversity is to be nurtured and protected, its value must be recognised and reflected in the everyday decisions and actions taken by people at all levels, from government officials to local communities. In the highlands of southwest Ethiopia the Wild Coffee Conservation Project (WCC) uses a Participatory Forest Management (PFM) approach to: empower communities to own and manage the forest for their benefit and; to protect and maintain the globally important wild coffee genetic resources found here.

Period22 May 2016

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