Respect the knowledge, practices and cultures of local communities with regard to natural resources management, and learn from them Believe in equity and solidarity.
What We DO
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.
ISD works in colaboration 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.