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 conservation biodiversity, promoting sustainable and equitable use of renewable natural resources.


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

Core Values

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

Aim of organization

  • To bridge the interface between science, policy and practice;
  • To  do research to document good practices and generate new scientific knowledge;
  • To disseminate scientific knowledge and best practices to policy makers and practitioners;
  • To  implement conservation and development at grassroots level.
  • Our focus areas are: coffee, forest, biodiversity, climate change and, conservation planning, landscape restoration, protected areas
  • 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.