The program works towards thriving living soil, increasing biodiversity, strengthening farmer innovation, knowledge development and sharing and higher levels of nutrition security.
MELCA employs different approaches to work with the local community at the grass root level for conservation and rehabilitation of forest, mountain and agriculture bio-diversity of the country.
Building Ecosystem Resilience
Conservation of existing forest biodiversity, its ecosystem and culture of the local community and rehabilitation of degraded environment is among the engagement areas of MELCA.
Income Generating Activities (IGA)
This program works to improve the life of disadvantaged local communities through provision of alternative livelihood options but in a way that does not harm both the culture and the environment.
Participatory mapping refers to the act of facilitating ground for local community members to come together and put their indigenous spatial knowledge on a map in a way they …
Environmental Education- SEGNI
SEGNI in Oromiffa, one of the widely spoken languages in Ethiopia, means “seed”. Seed, for the agrarian rural community is a traditionally well-respected thing as it signifies continuity of generation.
The program works on registering and improving the governance of Man and Biosphere Reserves and Community Conserved Areas. It also works on supporting the revival of traditional ecological governance systems, education on environmental laws and policies.