Project Details


This project aims to support conservation livelihoods in the montane rainforests of South West Ethiopia. Specifically, it tackles issues that are inhibiting development of enterprises based on forest-conserving wild coffee and honey. The project focuses upon the creation of sustainable supply chains for these two non-timber forest products, by introducing improved quality assurance and new traceability systems, as well as creating trade links between community enterprises and national and international buyers. As a result, community enterprises should receive premium prices for sustainably managed forest-conserving products, thereby demonstrating the economic value of the forests and providing financial incentives for communities to protect their forests and conserve the rich biodiversity. The project is underpinned by a commitment to strengthen the already established Community/Participatory Forestry Management across these forests, which promotes local responsibility and institutional empowerment, sustainable economic development opportunities and biodiversity conservation. It works specifically with some of the poorest forest-fringe farmers and beekeepers in the region.
Effective start/end date17/07/2316/12/26