Research institutions around the world carried out studies in Kafa. This research is important for the successful implementation of the projects in that area that aim to enhance the livelihoods of the local people.




• Forest resources distribution, coffee forest ecology, status and conservation, coffee genetics, coffee diseases

• Forest, wetland, cattle management, land tenure, land use and planning, participatory forest management, certification, feasibility biosphere reserve, sustainable tourism and conflicts

• Land cover and GIS mapping, change detection on forest loss, socioeconomics, coffee production, economics and biodiversity, minorities and their socioeconomics

• Fauna, flora, biodiversity, medicinal plants, epiphytes, bird ecology, colobus guereza ecology and species status



• Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

• Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany

• Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University Bonn, Germany

• Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia

• Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

• German Primate Centre, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Germany

• Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, Ethiopia

• Irish School of Ecumenics and Trinity College, Ireland

• Kiel University, Germany

• Leiden University, The Netherlands

• Stockholm University, Sweden

• SUPAK project, Dutch Embassy, The Netherlands

• Technical University Berlin, Germany

• Technical University Munich, Germany

• University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany

• University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan – Triesdorf, Germany

• University of Manitoba, Canada

• Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands