Publications

Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a central pillar of Tanzania’s forest law and policyand has been implemented across Tanzania since it was first piloted in Babati district in the early 1990s. Since that time, a range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders have been actively involved in promoting PFM across the country. This has been undertaken in a range of forest…

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Under the 2002 Forest Act, communities are now able to protect,reserve, manage and sustainably use forests on village land for their own long term development needs. Already, over 2 million hectares of forests have been transferred to over a thousand village governments across the country. Many of these forests have now recovered under improved management and villagers are now…

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Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a general term describing community involvement in the management of forests. Joint Forest Management (JFM) is a form of PFM that takes place in forests
on “reserved land” – land that has been set aside (or reserved) by government as part of either Local Authority or National Forest Reserves. Villagers and government may decide to…

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In 2001, the Forestry and Beekeeping Division (FBD) published the first edition of the green booklet called Community Based Forest Management Guidelines. Since that time, there have been two important developments. Firstly, the Forest Act was passed in 2002 and came into effect from 2004 with the publication of regulations. Secondly, implementation of Participatory Forest Management…

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