Since 1996, ISD has been empowering local communities to build on their own sustainable development practices. In the Tigray region in Ethiopia,  ISD has been working with local farming communities and local agricultural experts to build a culture of sustainable production and conservation. Local productivity is at the heart of this – working with rural and urban youth groups and framers throughout the country, to raise and plant seedlings of indigenous trees, make compost and develop organic vegetable gardens.

 ISD has developed a hugely successful programme for enhancing the links between cultural diversity and biodiversity and reached thousands of communities over the last 15 years. Their mission is to raise the importance of using sustainable knowledge, practices and innovations in order to support and improve the livelihoods of local communities in Ethiopia. We work to incorportate the best of both traditional and modern knowledge through sharing experiences, open dialogue, research and training, based on genuine participation.

For more information about NAPE, please visit their website