Final workshop of ZEF's coffee project in Addis Ababa

May 08, 2009.  

The project on "Conservation and Use of Wild Coffea Arabica in the Montane Rainforests of Ethiopia (CoCE)" will carry out its final workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 1-4, 2009. On the basis of results from the social and natural sciences, the project has developed a conservation concept and strategy for the endangered wild coffee forests in southwestern Ethiopia, which will be implemented by a local non-profit organisation, established by former ZEF researchers. It is planned that the conservation concept will be implemented in form of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, which is based on the idea of conservation of wild coffee forests in a core area and agricultural development in surrounding zones. During the workshop the results will be presented to Ethiopian researchers and decision makers.



Franz W. Gatzweiler

Prof. Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler