A collaboration between FAO and WeForest
Trees have many benefits: they harbor CO2, they create homes for wildlife, they produce oxygen and so on. That’s why each tree species deserves to be in the spotlight. Today, it’s time to introduce the Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata.
People already living in poverty are facing even more difficulties as the forests that they rely on for their survival are being destroyed.
Desa’a forest located in the West Rift Valley of Northern Ethiopia is a habitat for several ecological, social and economical important plant species.
Environmental degradation has played a big role in most of Northern Ethiopia. Also the area of Tigray has long been a victim of land degradation, driven by overexploitation of land resources and unsustainable agricultural practices. Free grazing, illegal forest cut and frequent drought let the land exposed to damaging water runoff and loss of most of the important topsoils and its nutrients.
WeForest held a one day stakeholders consultation workshop in Atsbi wonberta district on April 25, 2019 on possible ecosystem services payments opportunities like carbon marketing.
July 2018: the planting can start in the north of Ethiopia.
WeForest, FAO and GIZ have just delivered a forest-water capacity building workshop in Mekelle, Ethiopia. The workshop ran from 18th-24th June with the aim of