Harnessing knowledge of the species-rich forests of Tanzania's Arusha region, the Suledo Forest Community has established an effective system of forest management that meets the needs of local people.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
After being spurred into action in 1993 by government plans for use of local forests, communities have regained control over land management and have devised a system of unique forest planning zones.
How will this project solve this problem?
To add weight to community anti-poaching rules, area villages have passed supportive by-laws and members of local communities now patrol each forest zone to ensure enforcement.
Potential Long Term Impact
As a result of these interventions, villagers have access to a greater range of forest products, including sustainable timber and products such as fruits, nuts, mushrooms and medicines.
Total Funding Received to Date: $425
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $425 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $33,000.