Overall Objective Indicator 1: 85,000 residents of Turiani division, Mvomero district represented in village based natural resource institutions by the end of Year 3.
Communities in 34 villages with an approximate population of 106,595 have democratically and transparently elected Village Natural Resources Committees (VNRCs) (24 from Joint Forest Management (JFM) villages and 10 from Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) villages) to represent them in village based natural resource management institutions. During this reporting two VNRCs (Kanga and Difinga) were dissolved due to poor performances and new committees have been elected whilst in the case of Mziha Village the Government has split Mziha into three villages (Mziha, Njeula and Kibatula). Each of the newly formed villages will need to form new VNRCs.
Overall Objective Indicator 2: 3,000 poor households in Turiani division, Mvomero District with higher wealth ranking by the end of Year 5.
Progress towards this objective is expected to result from:
3,549 people (2131 women, 1418 men) in 21 villages participating in village savings and loan associations (VSLAs);
200 farmers (97 women 103 men) from 7 villages who are actively engaging in conservation agriculture farmer field schools;
123 women and men participating in 6 beekeeping groups;
and 240 women and men in 7 villages who are engaging in Allanblackia nut trading.
For the farmers field schools the wealth ranking data indicates that there were 96 lower wealth ranking (LWR), 83 middle wealth ranking (MWR) and 21 higher wealth ranking (HWR) farmers involved.
Overall Objective Indicator 3: 7,000 households derive an increased share of their total income from sustainable use and management of natural resources.
75 households derive an increased share of their total income from beekeeping as a result of the project, as follows:
20 households from Kanga Village who are members of the KAEKO Group earned 200,000TZS (USD $94) from the sale of 20 lts of honey;
14 households from Kanga Village who are members of the Tumaini Jema Group earned 190,000TZS (USD $89) from the sale of 19 lts of honey;
22 households from Digoma Village who are members of the Vijana Group earned 310,000TZS (USD $146) from the sale of 31 lts of honey;
18 households from Digoma Village who are members of the Wazee Wafuga Nyuki Group earned 100,000TZS (USD $47) from the sale of 10 lts of honey;
1 individual beekeeper (1 household) from Digoma earned 330,000TZS (USD $155) from sales of 33 lts of honey.
Community Based Forest Management (CBFM)
4,503 households in 6 villages (Difinga, Mziha, Bwage, Msolokelo, Masimba and Makuyu) are expected to benefit from sustainable use and management of natural resources on village land as a result of the establishment of village forest reserves although no harvesting has started yet. These communities have however continued to combat various illegal activities in their forests so as to ensure that their forests are managed sustainably.
Makuyu village have conducted about 20 patrols in their Village Land Forest Reserves (VLFRs) where they encountered 14 cases of illegal activities (grazing cattle in the forest - 10 cases, illegal timber- 1 case, and charcoal harvesting - 3 cases) where the culprits were fined and a total of TZS 1,101,700 (USD $520) was collected. The village plans to use some of the money for purchasing bricks and cement for the construction of a toilet for their dispensary.
In Msolokelo village 10 patrols were conducted and three illegal activities were encountered (2 cases of illegal timber harvesting and 1 case of illegal charcoal harvesting). The culprits were fined TZS 280,000 (USD $132).
Dihinda village reported 4 incidents of illegal timber harvesting and one incident of illegal charcoal making where the VNRC members seized 352 pieces of timber and 18 bags of charcoal. The products were stored at the village awaiting to be auctioned.
At Difinga village the communities in one of the sub-village took part in patrolling the forest and seized 160 pieces of illegally harvested timbers, which have been stored at the village office.Attachments: