Enhancing the Role of Forestry in Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE): A Knowledge, Action Research and Innovation Project

Project leader Habtemariam Kassa
Email h.kassa@cgiar.org
Location Ethiopia
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2013-07-30
Project end 2016-01-20

This project is evaluating the practices employed in an ex-closure area in Tigray; participatory forest management in Oromiya; smallholder plantations in Amhara; agroforestry in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPRS); and the management of dry forests and woodlands in Benishangul Gumuz.

The impacts of these practices on local livelihoods and conservation (for example, carbon sequestration) is being assessed, and opportunities for, and constraints on scaling up effective practices are being analyzed.

This project is also assessing the advantages and disadvantages of engaging smallholders in carbon credit schemes at the household, village, watershed and kebelle levels. 

Five teams and a network of forestry institutions have been established, and the project
will equip policy-makers and practitioners with strategic knowledge, comparable evidence, reliable tools and systematic analysis related to forests and green growth.

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