Publications and Outputs



Briefing Notes

  • Briefing Note 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Forest Management in South-West Ethiopia. Adrian Wood, Hamid Said and Afework Hailu. April 2012.
  • Briefing Note 2: Collective forest land certification: A milestone to ensure tenure security and sustainable PFM in Ethiopia. Mulugeta Lemenih and Adrian Wood. May 2013.
  • Briefing Note 3: Institutional Arrangement for PFM: Experiences from the NTFP-PFM Project in South-West Ethiopia. Anteneh Tesfaye. May 2013.
  • Briefing Note 4: Bamboo forest restoration through PFM: Experiences from Masha. Mulugeta Lemenih. May 2013.
  • Briefing Note 5: Economic Assessment of the Costs of Deforestation in South-West Ethiopia. J. Peter Sutcliffe. April 2009.
  • Briefing Note 6: Forest Policy Development: Engaging PFM to Support Policy Making: The Case of Forest Proclamation of SNNP Regional State. Ahmid Said and Mulugeta Lemenih. August 2013.
  • Briefing Note 7: From Delegation to Devolution: Key Lessons from 10 Years of PFM Implementation in South-West Ethiopia. Peter O’Hara. October 2013.


  • Participatory Forest Management Guidelines. Non Timber Forest Products – Participatory Forest Management, Research and Development Project, South West Ethiopia. Ahmid Said and Peter O’Hara. 2013.
  • Atlas of Maps: Land Cover Change, 1973-2013. NTFP-PFM Project Area. J. Peter Sutcliffe. September 2013.
  • National Workshop for Sharing the Experience of NTFP-PFM South-West Ethiopia Research and Development Project, June 3-4, 2013.
  • Roundtable Experience Sharing Workshop on Participatory Forest Management, September 19, 2014.
  • Participatory Forest Management learning paper: reflections on key lessons, challenges and recommendation. Drawing on the experiences of the NTFP-PFM Project in South-West Ethiopia. Peter O’Hara, 2014.

Impact Case Studies

Forest Enterprise Development and Livelihoods in Southwest Ethiopia

Long-term research supporting community management of 70,000ha of Afromontane rainforest used by 100,000 people and policy development affecting 15m people.


Lowere, J., Meaton, J. & Wood, A,P. (2020) “Assessing Value Chain Interventions in Zambian and Ethiopian Forest Beekeeping Systems"”. Business Strategy and Development. doi: 10.1002/bsd2.136

Lowore,J. Meaton, J. and Wood, A.P. (2018) “African forest honey: an overlooked NTFP with potential to support livelihoods and forests” Environmental Management. 62: 15-28.

Meaton, J., Abebe, B. & Wood, A.P. (2015) “Forest spice development: the use of value chain analysis to identify opportunities for the sustainable development of Ethiopian cardamom (korerima) in forest communities of south-west Ethiopia.” Sustainable Development, 23:1, 1-15.

Sutcliffe, J.P., Wood, A.P. & Meaton, J. (2012) “Competitive forests – making forests sustainable in south-west Ethiopia.” The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 19:6, 471-481.