Workshop: Biosphere Reserves in Africa – Instrument for Sustainable Development

Monday Dec 3, 2012, 0900-1700
Location: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany

Objective of the workshop: To discuss the potential of the concept of Biosphere Reserves for sustainable development in Africa and to exchange experiences with implementing Biosphere Reserves in Africa in the context of German-African collaboration.

FranzGatzweiler presented the research and implementation experiences of the Coffee project (CoCE) which provided scientific evidence of the occurrence and value of biodiversity of the wild coffee populations as well as the coffee forest vegetation in South Western Ethiopia.