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The Sidama project aims at regenerating and preserving forestry ecosystems of the Ethiopian region of SNNP (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples) by planting trees around and inside coffee plots (agroforestry). Trees provide food (fruit trees), fuelwood, environmental benefits, while increasing coffee yields and quality.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Bokasso cooperative

Participants

1,050 Small-scale coffee farmers

Achievements

225,787 trees planted

supply chain

Coffee , Fruits and Vegetables

Local partner

The Bokasso cooperative is part of the Sidamo Union of coffee producers. It was officially registered with the government in 1977. The cooperative members are organic and FLO certified. The Sidamo Union has helped to guaranty access to global coffee market for the Bokasso cooperative members.

Plantation models

Species planted

Afrocarpus falcatus

Afrocarpus falcatus

Albizia gummifera

Albizia gummifera

Cordia africana

Cordia africana

Millettia ferruginea

Millettia ferruginea

Juniperus procera

Juniperus procera

Podocarpus falcatus

Podocarpus falcatus

Avocado Tree

Avocado Tree

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

 

participants

The members of Bokasso are small-scale farmers with an average surface area of one ha. Today, there are 1813 members located in 4 “Kebeles” (Unions of communities within Bokasso area). The total cooperative’s coffee farms are 2500 Hectares . All these coffee farms are owned by the farmers. They are very poor families below the poverty line, living mainly on revenues of coffee production, and under food sovereignty level for most of them. There is a strong need to support the progressive integration of women.

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