Small-scale and commercial agriculture is the biggest contributor to East African economies and livelihoods, but it is also a key driver of deforestation and land degradation.
Governments and private companies operating in East Africa are increasingly looking for ways to produce key commodities in a sustainable way. But there are few examples, or robust models, of sustainable investments that generate competitive returns for the private sector, public sector and communities while conserving forests and improving local livelihoods.
Partnerships for Forests is therefore looking to identify and support partnerships in the region that have the potential to drive change.
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Breakfast Briefing: Ethiopia Forest Coffee
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority and Partnerships for Forests hosted a breakfast briefing on Ethiopian Forest Coffee at the Global Speciality Coffee Expo in Seattle.
- April 22, 2017
Partnerships for Forests and TechnoServe are working together to protect Ethiopia’s ecologically unique and biodiverse habitats while increasing the livelihoods of forest coffee farmers. “We were handed the forest by our parents, and we must preserve it,” says Amanuel Trefe (pictured above, right), before setting off into the Gabrebecho Forest in western Ethiopia’s Kaffa zone.