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PUBLIC NOTICE - Public Consultation on National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for mainland Tanzania

                                PUBLIC NOTICE 

Public Consultation on National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for mainland Tanzania

Tanzania is in the process of developing National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) based on the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification system. An application to develop national forest stewardship standards for Tanzania was submitted by the Standards Development Group (SGD) to FSC International and was approved in 2015.  Through collaboration and support from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Tanzania Country Office, as well as technical and financial support from the FSC Sub-regional Office for East Africa, the SDG completed the first draft of the NFSS in May 2016. 

 

During the month of June 2016, the standards were tested in the field - in both plantations and native forests in Iringa and Kilwa, respectively. A third draft has as a result been completed and is ready for stakeholders’ consultation.  

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MCDI wins Whitley Fund for Nature Award

Healthy forests are havens for biodiversity, provide a lifeline for billions of rural people worldwide, and play a vital role in mitigating global climate change. The value of our work to conserve these important habitats has now been recognised internationally. Singled out among more than 130 applicants, MCDI's CEO - Makala Jasper, was presented an award for International Nature Conservation by the Whitley Fund for Nature at their annual ceremony in London yesterday.

" Winning this award means a lot to us. It means MCDI can expand our work to an entirely new area - the first step to connect existing community forests and their wildlife with one of Africa's largest protected areas" - Makala Jasper

Makala Jasper, Tanzania – Whitley Awards 2016

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Mkutano wa hadhara wa Waziri wa Kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi kusuluhisha migogoro ya Wafugaji na Wakulima Wilayani Mvomero

Kijiji cha Dihombo, 21 Februari 2016

Waziri wa Kilimo, Mifugo, na Uvuvi, leo ameendelea kuongoza  viongozi wa Wizara, Mkoa wa Morogoro na Wilaya ya Mvomero katika kutatua mgogoro wa wafugaji na wakulima uliodumu tokea mwaka 1991. Mgogoro  huo wa wakulima na wafugaji unatokana na mwingiliano wa  maeneo ya malisho na kilimo umejenga uhasama, mapigano ya mara kwa mara ya  muda mrefu baina ya jamii hizo za wafugaji na wakulima.

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Regional Eastern and Southern Africa workshop of Pastoralists and Livestock Breeders

Workshop of pastoralist Knowledge Hub on building an enabling environment for the Sustainable development of pastoralists in eastern and southern Africa,

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Regional Consultation with Pastoralists and livestock breeders’ organization in Preparation of the Farmers Forum global meeting at IFAD

Eastern and southern Africa Regional Conference for pastoralist’s civil society organization was held from 21st to 23rd of January, 2016 at Lukenya Gateway Nairobi Kenya and brought together 29 representatives of pastoral CSOs (local NGOs and Networks) from Eastern and Southern Africa countries. Tanzania was represented by Tanzania Natural resources Forum (TNRF), Pastoralists Indigenous Non-Governmental Organizations Forum (PINGOs Forum), Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralist (ALAPA) and Longido Community Integrated Programme (LOOCIP). 

The theme of the meetings was “Building an enabling environment for sustainable development of pastoralists and Livestock breeders in Eastern and Southern Africa.”

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