University of Huddersfield designs a project to preserve Ethiopian Wild Coffee
University of Huddersfield designs a project to preserve Ethiopian Coffee
Addis Ababa, July 29, 2020 (FBC) – University of Huddersfield of United Kingdom has designed a long-term project to preserve Ethiopian Wild Coffee.
The long – term project designed by the university, in partnership with the Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) is aimed to create productive ecosystems that improve living standards for local people and conserve biodiversity.
A researcher in Business Management College at the University, Professor Adrian Wood has designed a long-term project to improve prospects for the future via a sustainable development initiative benefiting coffee farmers in Ethiopia.
“The real world is where we do action research by working with communities and testing new arrangements to manage resources,” says Adrian.
“We work with a local partner organization which recruits Ethiopian experts who, once trained, go out into the forest communities to work with farmers and government officials.”
Ethiopia’s wild forest coffee plants are a gene bank for the world, but are also provide a valuable income for local farmers.” the professor noted.
The project is to be funded by the government of the United Kingdom.
“The project will further enable local people, researchers and government protect coffee forests in Ethiopia for both environmental and economic benefits,” Professor Adrian added.