National Potential and Priority Maps for Tree-Based Landscape Restoration in Ethiopia
This technical report was created by Ethiopia's Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MEFCC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) as a first step in Ethiopia's large-scale forest restoration efforts aimed to improve livelihoods and address climate change.
Goals & Approach
The report aims to guide decision-makers as to where more trees could benefit Ethiopian landscapes, which tree-based landscape restoration options could be implemented in these landscapes, and where to prioritize cross-sectoral implementation. It presents maps of Ethiopia that identify priority areas for restoration, with the landscape divided into zones with differing potential to support eight different restoration strategies, all of which are produced by national and regional experts aIong with the MEFCC.
The report concludes that the success of future tree-based landscape restoration efforts will depend on diversity and inclusion of many stakeholders. With this in mind, the MEFCC commits to working with governmental institutions, nongovernmental entities, the public and private sector along with communities and individual farmers in reforestation.
Zeleke, A. W., Woldie, T. M., Landsberg, F., Yimer, B. A., & Ayane, T. G. (2018). National Potential and Priority Maps for Tree-Based Landscape Restoration in Ethiopia (version 0.0): Technical Report. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate CHange (MEFCC). Addis Ababa
- Ethiopia Ministry for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change
- World Resources Institute