Diversifying agriculture balance nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-story cropping systems. NutriHAF Africa
This project is implemented in two countries: Ethiopia and Madagascar. The intervention site in Ethiopia is Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve. The project includes, research and capacity building project explores and integrates appropriate fruit and vegetable crops into multi-storey cropping systems to increase nutrition security, diversify and intensify agriculture and thus to reduce pressure on natural habitats in biodiversity hotspots. Different publication and manuscripts are prepared by conducting socio economic survey that focusing on a gender-sensitive participatory action research the project ensures that the needs and preferences of poor male and female smallholders are considered and thus increase the adoption potential.
The agricultural activities include 6 horticulture crop demonstration and food panellist test by local communities and preparation of Ethiopian recipe from trail crops.
54 M.Sc. students are invited for research on Horticulture and food science
Strengthening implementation of the Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve: A model site for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development (June 2013-November 2017) supported by Austrian development Cooperation
The project aims at contributing to sustainable development through strengthening institutional capacities to implement biosphere reserve management plans and support efforts to improve the livelihoods of the local community.
The general objective of the project is to enabling target farmer cooperative unions to attain self-sufficiency in all six key areas and sub areas of competency: Function, Finance and Resource Management, Operations, Member participation and benefits, Management and governance.
Natural Resource Conservation and Sustainable Community Livelihood Improvement at Degaga Kebele, Heban Arsi Woreda
The intention of the project is to conserve and rehabilitate the deforested Degaga Mountain while diversifying livelihoods of the communities around to improve their socio-economic status to eventually mitigating siltation in Lakes Langano and Abjata
Exploring the ecosystem limits to poverty alleviation in African forest-agriculture landscapes (ECOLIMITS) –funded the ESPA program of the UK , (June 2014-Dec 2017)
The overall aim of our project is to identify development strategies for forest-agriculture ecosystems in Ghana and Ethiopia that can alleviate poverty within ecosystem limits.
Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and climate resilience at Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve
Major outputs of the project are; increase farmer income by improving coffee quality through harvest and post-harvest (processing) interventions; provide a baseline and evaluation of forest change (stability vs. conversion) from 2000...
The goal of the project is to provide a climate resilient coffee economy strategy for Ethiopia, based on a rigorous assessment of climate change on coffee production and wild coffee forests.