Ethiopia, Machakel woreda, East-Gojam zone, Amhara region started 2016 Active Restoration, Agroforestry
In Machakel in Ethiopia's Amhara region, the local community is at the heart of the forest restoration project. Indigenous trees are planted on community land, gullies and river banks, and fruit and timber trees are planted on farms. Training the local people is an important aspect: villagers learn new skills and share these with other people in the surrounding villages. This enables the entire community to start protecting and restoring their own forests.