BOKU Climate Mitigation Projects
Sustainable management of pastures and forests
In order to address the problems of deforestation in Ethiopia, a participatory process with local stakeholders was launched in the framework of the BOKU climate protection project in North-Gondar.So-called "fenced areas" were identified by local communities to be protected from grazing by fencing, enabling controlled reforestation and natural regeneration of the areas. As a result CO is sunk in the form of biomass and in the soil. The areas are jointly managed by the local population and the goal is to create a 30-hectare forest over a period of 30 years, which will sink and store at least 5,300 tonnes of CO2.