MELCA-Ethiopia Majang Project Eco-friendly Livelihoods Improvement Supports and 2021 Physical Year Major Activities

Majang Zone, Mengeshi woreda women group goat beneficiaries

MELCA-Ethiopia implementing project entitled “Growth for the Future (G4F) Programme II: Natural Resource Management for Resilience and Economic Development in Rural Ethiopia”, with partner Farm Africa and financial support from Sida.

Through this project MELCA-Ethiopia is implementing a wide range of eco-friendly livelihood improvement activities in Gambella people’s regional state, Majang zone Godere and Mengeshi woreda. In 2021 physical year MELCA-Ethiopia reorganized and strengthening two women group and one youth group in Godere woreda semuy kebele, and Megesh woreda in kumi kebele and Godere mission kebele collaborating with local government.

Majang Zone, Mengeshi woreda Youth group goat beneficiaries

Each group has 10 members and prepared their own bylaws and opens a saving bank account, and they started saving. Additionally MELCA-Ethiopia injected 100,000 birr for each self-help groups as a revolving fund. Each group members according to their needs lending money from groups, most of them bought goat for fattening purpose and some of them run a small business. Each group member according to their bylaw they will repay the loan and can again also lend from the group for additional income generating activity.

Weighing Scale Modern Honey Refiners Support for PFMCs

Additionally from eco-friendly livelihoods improvement support MELCA-Ethiopia working on organizing and strengthening participatory forest management cooperatives one of MELCA’s good attributes in its environmental governance program. In Majang zone there are 31 kebelles out of the total 31kebelles 11 PFMCs and in neighbor Angwa zone Abobo woreda 3 kebeles has been established and registered as legal entities.

PFMCs floor tile work

MELCA-Ethiopia beyond the establishment and legalized of PFMCs, working on strengthening cooperatives to generate incomes from MFBR major source of honey and other non-timber forest products. In the 2021 physical year MELCA-Ethiopia have been provided 14 weighing scale & 14 modern honey refiners for 14 established PFMCs to help them sell their honey & other product to better market. And it also built six new offices and warehouses for six PFMCs and for five PFMCs floor tile work has been done and handed over for the cooperatives.

New Offices and Warehouses Built for PFMCs

Vacancy Announcement Majang Project Accountant

Vacancy Announcement Date: 14th January 2022 MELCA-Ethiopia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization legally registered as an Ethiopian resident charity with a registration no. 0348. MELCA-Ethiopia has been involved in diverse development initiatives in Oromia, SNNPR, and Gembella Regions with a vision to see healthy and prosperous people that conserve their bio-cultural diversity for sustainable life.

MELCA-Ethiopia conduct consultative workshop on the Draft Biosphere Reserve Policy

MELCA-Ethiopia conduct a consultative workshop on the Draft Biosphere Reserve Policy To date exist five biosphere reserves in Ethiopia: Kafa (2010), Yayu (2010), Sheka Forest (2012) and Lake Tana (2015), and Majang Forest (2017) registered by the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). MELCA-Ethiopia collaborating with federal and regional government and with the financial

MELCA-Ethiopia held a national dialogue on sustainable food governance, agriculture, seed, soil, and emerging issues

MELCA-Ethiopia held a national dialogue on sustainable food governance, agriculture, seed, soil, and emerging issues. National Dialogue Workshop Participants Group Photo With the financial support from Bread for the World (BfW)/PADD and African Biodiversity Network MELCA-Ethiopia organized a national dialogue on sustainable food governance, agriculture, seed, soil, and emerging issues from 23 – 24 December

MELCA-Ethiopia Conduct three Round SEGNI Forest Experience in Bale Zone Aloshe Batu Forest

MELCA-Ethiopia Conduct three Round SEGNI Forest Experience in Bale Zone Aloshe Batu Forest Elders giving instruction to the participants in the forest during a SEGNI program SEGNI (Social Empowerment through Group Nature Interaction) is one of MELCA-Ethiopia program under Children and youth empowerment program. This program aims to create eco advocate children and youth through