Welcome to Environment and Coffee Forest Forum

The Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF) is an Ethiopian Resident Charity registered and Licensed on November 5, 2009 by the Charities and Societies Agency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Registration No. 0378) in accordance with the Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 521/2009. Originally, ECFF was established on November 9, 2005 as per the Ethiopian penal Code No. 404 issued in 1960 (Registration No. 2396), with the name Ethiopian Coffee Forest Forum. The Charity was established by a group of professionals, prominent individuals, scholars, and community leaders, in order to strengthen and promote networking among different institutions and organizations involved in the conservation and use of forest resources in Ethiopia.


ECFF strives to be a leading civil society organization in conservation research, education, communication and sustainable use of coffee/ forest, and thereby contribute to biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation, social equity and policy dialogue in Ethiopia.


ECFF’s mission is to develop strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of the coffee genetic resources, forest ecosystems and the environment in order to improve the livelihoods of local communities.

Our Core Values

  • Genuine and mutual partnership 100%
  • Humanity 100%
  • Neutrality 100%
  • Gender equity and equality 100%
  • People centered 100%
  • Commitment 100%
  • Loyalty 100%
  • Team Spirit 100%
  • Responsive to challenges of environmental and climate change 100%
  • Multi-sect oral Partnership 100%
  • Transparency , accountability and value for money 100%
  • Learning , innovation and adaptation 100%
  • Shared understanding 100%
  • Efficiency and effectiveness 100%

Some of our Projects