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Forests of the Gamo in Peril

Forests of the Gamo in Peril

This video, created by participants from the Gamo highlands, focuses on the importance of forests and the problems caused by deforestation. Despite many good efforts by communities and the government, Ethiopia has suffered severe deforestation and according to some sources only 11.9% of the country is now forested.  This participatory video process helped raise awareness of the value of local forests and is spurring community members to take action.

  • Program African Rift Valley
  • Language English
  • Media Format Web Link
  • Program Theme Ensuring socio-ecological resilience, Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
  • Communication Issue Areas Resilient Landscapes
  • Tags
    • agroforestry
    • Ethiopia