Showcase – Restoration of Ethiopian coffee landscapes

The Yayu UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protects one of the remnants of the highly diverse natural coffee forests of Ethiopia. These forests are under threat due to population growth and unsustainable agricultural practices requiring more and more land to feed the growing population. In Yayu, the uncontrolled expansion of garden coffee has been recognized as one of the drivers of deforestation. We help the Hanns R. Neumann Foundation to monitor the implementation of good coffee agroforestry practices.

Country: Ethiopia
Period: 03/2019 – 07/2021
Client: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)

Our digital solutions


  • Customized app for baseline study, farmer registration, cooperative management and training sessions
  • Automatic GPS tracking
  • Synchronization of mobile devices and server
  • Plausibility checks in the field
Read more about our collect applications


  • Farmer participation in training
  • Implementation of good agricultural practices
Read more about our analyze applications

Monitor & Report

  • Visualized reports on farmer participation, cooperative management, implementation of good coffee agroforestry practices and coffee yield
  • Reports used for attracting Forest Landscape Restoration investments
  • The livelihoods supporting activities in combination with the enforcement of conservation measures are expected to reduce the deforestation pressure
Read more about our monitor & report applications