Since it was established in 1985, Farm Africa has implemented innovative grassroots projects in East and Southern Africa, working directly with smallholder farmers, livestock-keepers and forest communities to alleviate poverty and food insecurity, achieve sustainable development, and protect vital natural resources.
By transferring knowledge, skills and technologies to local communities they help them to manage their own development and improve their lives.
The MCFEA supported Farm Africa from 2009 to 2015. The Forest Conservation Projects were conducted in northern Tanzania and Ethiopia which contribute to the long term conservation and reforestation of forest ecosystems through developing and implementing sustainable community-led forest management systems. These projects also developed strong community self-help groups that support poor rural households in earning regular income through non-timber forest products.