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The word Melca means ‘ford’ in both Amharic and Oromiffa Languages. It means a crossing point on a river.

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Conserving agricultural biodiversity, strengthening farmers innovation and ensuring food sovereignty through promotion of agro-ecological policies and practices

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Empower Local Communities, Governments and Stakeholders to Sustainably Develop and Conserve Biodiversity and Ecosystem.

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Eco-friendly Livelihoods
Improvement Schemes

Improve the Life of Disadvantaged Local Communities through
Provision of Alternative Livelihood Options in a Way that does
not Harm Both the Culture and the Environment.

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Children and
Youth Empowerment

Empower children and youths through intergenerational learning by ways of group and nature interaction (SEGNI) Program.

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To see healthy and prosperous people that preserves their bio-cultural diversity


To work for healthy ecosystems, resilient communities and critical young generation through developing and institutionalizing innovative approaches and experiences

Goal/Overall Objective

To increase the adaptive capacity to social
and ecological shocks of communities and
contribute to the creation of a healthy
ecosystem and resilient community.

Cross-Cutting Approaches:

In addition to the foregoing major thematic/program areas, MELCA also uses Integration of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) and Participatory Mapping as cross cutting tools that would contribute to the set goal of increasing the adaptive capacity to social and ecological challenges of communities and contribute to the creation of healthy ecosystems across all the thematic/program areas.
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We have five project areas in four regional states in Ethiopia.

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Biosphere Reserve:

We Facilitating Nominating and Adoption of the Majang and Sheka Biosphere Reserves by UNISCO

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News & Updates

Majang Biosphere Reserve

Majang zone is one of the Southeastern parts of the country endowed with rich bio-cultural diversity. Recorded evidences show that the Majang forest consists of a total of 257 vascular plant species representing 90 families. The forest also harbors a number of wild animals, such as colobus monkey, Green monkey, Bush pig, Bushbuck, leopard, Buffalo and many bird species. The forest of Majang zone constitutes more than 70% of the total area of the zone.
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Our Projects

MELCA-Ethiopia is currently working at Five project areas in Ethiopia.

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