Restoring Degraded Coffee Landscapes
Ethiopia aims to rehabilitate 15 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes under the Bonn Challenge. At the same time, coffee is highly relevant in Ethiopia with growing needs for suitable coffee lands.
The pilot region is the Illubabor Forest Ecoregion in the region of the Yayu Biosphere Reserve. In this area population pressure is high and coffee productivity low. But the majority of the local people directly depend on coffee as
- Conceptualization and proof-of-concept of garden coffee production systems for degraded areas in Ethiopia.
- Capacity development of farmers and farmer organizations chain on climate smart garden coffee practices.
- Implementation of the land use model with a consortium of private/public partners and structuring of private/public financing.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)