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
The key project outputs are:
- Conceptualization and analysis the feasibility of a scalable, economically viable, low-emission and resilient Garden Coffee production system
- Capacity development of smallholder farmers and farmer organizations on climate-smart agriculture practices
- Communication of the investment-ready business model to relevant stakeholders
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)