Andargé Asfaw is a co-founder of Canopy Ethiopia, co-owner of F/Stop Studio, a commercial photography studio in Silver Spring, Maryland, and author of the photography book, Ethiopia from the Heart. email@example.com
Martha Debebe is a co-founder of Canopy Ethiopia and the owner of Marti’s Choice, an event planning company. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna T. Jones is a co-founder of Canopy Ethiopia. She is the coordinator of Photography at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland and co-owner of F/Stop Studio, a photography studio in Silver Spring, Maryland. email@example.com
Through partnerships with other organizations our dream is becoming a reality. We have partnered with Greener Ethiopia to help establish a nursery and facilitate the tree planting. Greener Ethiopia has been helping communities plant trees in different regions of Ethiopia. Through seed distribution and agroforestry training they have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. In Ethiopia, Greener Ethiopia raised over 4 million seedlings that were distributed to local farmers through community institutions in the Guraghe Zone. Nearly 1500 hectares of degraded lands were replenished. The tree species raised in 2008 included Juniperus procera, Podocarpus graciliour, Cordia africa, Grevillea robusta, Acacia spp. Coffee arabica, Calliandra spp, Leucaena spp, Cassia fistula, Spatodia linotica, Tephrosia, Sesbanea sesban, Pigeon pea, Apple, Mango, and Jatropha. Greener Ethiopia received widespread support from the Ethiopian government, the community, and local businesses.
Ethiopian Airlines, a major African Airline, has supported the planting of 2 million trees via Greener Ethiopia.