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MELCA-Ethiopia

The word Melca means ‘ford’ in both Amharic and Oromiffa Languages. It means a crossing point on a river.

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Agro-ecology

Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity, Strengthening Farmer Innovation and Ensuring Food Sovereignty though Agroecology.

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Environmental
Governance

Empower Local Communities, Governments and Stakeholders to Sustainably Developed and Conserve Biodiversity and Ecosystem.

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Eco-friendly Livelihoods
Improvement Schemes

Improve the Life of Disadvantaged Local Communities through
Provision of Alternative Livelihood Options in a Way that does
not Harm Both the Culture and the Environment.

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Children and
Youth Empowerment

Empower Children and Youths in Five Days Social Empowerment through Group Nature Interaction (SEGNI) Program.

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Vision

To see healthy and prosperous people that preserves their bio-cultural diversity

Mission

To work for healthy ecosystems, resilient communities and critical young generation through developing and institutionalizing innovative approaches and experiences

Goal/Overall Objective

To increase the adaptive capacity to social and ecological shocks of communities and contribute to the creation of a healthy ecosystem and resilient community.

Cross-Cutting Approaches:

In addition to the foregoing major thematic/program areas, MELCA also uses Integration of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) and Participatory Mapping as cross cutting tools that would contribute to the set goal of increasing the adaptive capacity to social and ecological challenges of communities and contribute to the creation of healthy ecosystems across all the thematic/program areas.
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Projects

We have five project areas in four regional states in Ethiopia.

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Biosphere Reserve:

We Facilitating Nominating and Adoption of the Majang and Sheka Biosphere Reserves by UNISCO

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As the world’s agriculture and food systems face a crisis of disappearing seed diversity, a new short film tells the story of how African farming communities and organizations are reviving traditional seed diversity across the continent, and resisting mounting corporate pressure to use industrialised seed and farming methods.
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Our Projects

The causes we support over the years, we've been contributing
toward a range of worthy charities and causes.

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We partner with governments and the public and private sectors
and foster greater public awareness of urgent global issues.

Economic security, access to information, and job opportunities

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Health products, awareness and easy access to services

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Farmer resources, training, or funds to increase productivity

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Raise funds, volunteer and campaign for change

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We work to change public policies to improve lives

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