Ethiotrees – Supporting Landless Farmers in the Tembien Highlands // GO BACK

The overall aim of this project is to improve rural household income for landless farmers in different villages in the North Ethiopian Highlands, by supporting woodland restoration and woodland ecosystem services development.

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Located at the northernmost limit of the African monsoons, the North Ethiopian Highlands are a hotspot of vulnerability to land degradation and climatic changes.In areas across Ethiopia, a variety of non-timber forest products can bring substantial amounts of cash income to farmer households. However, the significant potential of non-timber forest production remains largely untapped. To date, in Northern Ethiopia, there is not enough attention to the participatory development of community-wide benefits such as carbon storage, flood reduction and non-timber forest production when establishing exclosures.

To counter these problems, this project aims to boost community-driven woodland restoration on large and highly degraded slopes where cattle grazing is excluded, to store carbon in the supported woodlands as soil organic carbon and above-ground biomass and to support ecosystem services development and valorisation that includes increased groundwater availability, honey production and frankincense (oil) production for landless farmers.

The project aims to boost biodiversity status, soil organic carbon, biomass, groundwater recharge, and cash income for landless farmers. The vast majority of the farmers identify the lack of access to drinking water as the main problem for their livelihood. The landless participants derive significantly less income from sales of agricultural products and sales of livestock as compared to farmers with land.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Location:

Tembien Highlands, Ethiopia

Operational Since:

2016

Project Coordinator:

EthioTrees

PVCS Issued to date:

0

Area of land under management:

541 ha

Participants:

3 communities

Project interventions:

Ecosystem Restoration

 

Milestones:
Registration in 2017
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