Sustainable Land Management Program – Subcomponent Participatory Forest Management

Sustainable Land Management Program – Subcomponent Participatory Forest Management

Climate, Environment and Biodiversity







Project Description


Within the last decade, Ethiopia’s forest cover has been reduced from 40% to 2.4% due to a strong demand for forest resources from a growing population and inappropriate forms of use.

Through regulated access to forest resources, the pressure of forests should be reduced and the permitted use will be made profitable. The sale of forest products and the controlled use of the forest should sustainably safeguard livelihoods and contribute to food security.



The German contribution to the national Sustainable Land Management Program aims at reducing land degradation and improving food security in the mountain areas of Tigray, Amhara, and Oromia.

As part of the subcomponent Participatory Forest Management (PFM), AMBERO provides support to the Oromia Forest Agency in further developing and harmonizing the already tested PFM-approach, identifies and implements income-generating activities and develops the regulatory framework for Sustainable Land Management in Tigray, Amhara, and Oromia.

Consortium with GITEC

General Information
Topics:Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
Services:Build the capacity of Oromia Forest Agency staff in their task of institutionalizing, disseminating, and locally implementing the PFM-approach
Harmonize PFM-approaches: creation of an Oromia PFM Working Group in order to harmonize PFM-approaches, advise and support in enhancing networks and knowledge management within the Oromia Forest Agency and with other stakeholders, and integrate PFM in formal and informal education
Promote income-generating activities such as eco-tourism, beekeeping, medicinal plants, as well as develop marketing structures with private sector involvement
Develop a strategy to equally and fairly support residents
Advice and develop capacity for the planning and implementation of the regulatory framework together with the local administration