Celebrating our Traditional Foods and Seed Varieties

Life and activities in Holeta town, found some 40 kms to the west of Addis Ababa, were ‘not as usual’ on the morning of Saturday the 28th of December 2015. Farmers and young students were streaming in to the town from all directions carrying various foodstuffs, crop varieties and traditional artifacts. They are coming from rural kebeles in Welmera woreda. Most of them were also in their traditional attires.

Living with nature, on nature, for nature

news-intro-image1Southwestern part of Ethiopia is known by its dense natural forest. Sheka zone is one of the areas in southwest part of Ethiopia that is rich in its biodiversity. The culture and way of living of the community has played a great role in conserving the natural environment.

Two colorful and exciting days at Holeta and Tepi towns

for-web1As the end of the year 2014 approached, all MELCA staff has been busy doing this and that to complete the actions planned for the year. One of the major actions to be completed before end of the year has been coordinating events of bio-cultural diversity celebration.