We are working 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 incorporate the best of both traditional and modern knowledge through sharing experiences, open dialogue, research and training, based on genuine participation.
ISD was founded in 1996 when Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher and his wife, Sue Edwards, were asked by the Ethiopian Government to come up with alternatives for expensive external inputs, particularly chemical fertilizers, in order for smallholder farmers to make their land productive
WHO WE WORK WITH >
ISD works incolaboration with local and international organizations to meet its goal and ISD's source of funding is grants from national and international donors. As of January 2011, ISD's donors and partners included the following.
VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS >
ISD works incolaboration with local and international organizations and Volunteers/Interns to meet its goal.