Management Plan For The Proposed Kafa Coffee Biosphere Reserve To Be Presented

The primary challenge facing the Biosphere Reserve is to achieve a balance between management, utilization, and conservation of both the natural and human capital.  With the goal of long-term sustainable development and conservation, it is necessary for the population of the proposed biosphere reserve to be involved in all management planning in a participatory manner.  The management plan is an important tool to achieve these goals and to merge traditional knowledge and science for best-practice strategies in accordance with relevant Ethiopian policies.  Relevant authorities at the federal, regional, and local level, with consideration of international knowledge from experts in South Africa, have developed a management plan for Kafa Biosphere Reserve.