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.
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.