Establishment

Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF) is a local, non-political, non-religious and not-for profit civil society organization, first licensed and registered in 2005 and re-registered in 2009 and 2019 in accordance the relevant laws (Registration Number 0378). The vision of ECFF is a healthy and prosperous society that values, conserves and sustainably uses nature. Our mission is to reverse degradation of natural environment, and support societies and government to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable and equitable use of renewable natural resources. ECFF primarily focus on developing 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. ECFF’s programs include: research (biodiversity, forest, coffee, climate change, conservation planning), forest(conservation, use and restoration), coffee (conservation, sustainable production, value chains) and climate change (mitigation, resilience).

Vision

The vision of ECFF is a healthy and prosperous society that values, conserves and sustainably uses nature.

 

Mission

Our mission is to reverse degradation of natural environment, and support societies and government to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable and equitable use of renewable natural resources.

Values

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Genuine and mutual partnership

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Humanity

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Neutrality

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Gender equity and equality

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People centered

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Commitment

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Loyalty

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Team spirit

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Responsive to challenges of environmental and climate change

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Multi-sect oral Partnership

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Transparency , accountability and  value for money

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Learning , innovation and adaptation

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Shared understanding

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Efficiency and effectiveness

Objectives

  • to generate knowledge that fosters the conservation and judicious management of coffee forests and their biodiversity in Ethiopia,
  • to design coffee forest management systems and standards that enhance the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources by the local communities,
  • to evaluate production practices of forest coffee and other non-timber forest products based on international standards,
  • to design mainstreaming system of local livelihood diversification and environmental monitoring,
  • to strengthen the capacity of government sectors, local community and other stakeholders that help to cope with climate changes,
  • to propose ecosystems management systems and standards that improve sustainable use of natural resources,
  • to provide scientific information and expert advice on biodiversity and environmental issues to policy makers,
  • to collect and disseminate information on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and coffee forests,
  • to educate and train young researchers and environmentally aware citizens to meet the current challenges of environmental change,
  • to create awareness and a joint discussion forum for governmental and non-governmental organizations and those involved in the conservation and use of coffee forest resources.