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Launching the Forum of Rural Producers in Tanzania “Jukwaa la Wazalishaji wa Vijijini Tanzania” (JUWAVITA) November, 2018

A collaboration of 30 member based Civil Societies (CSOs) that are accountable to its members formed an independent loose coalition of small-scale rural producers in Tanzania (JUWAVITA) “Jukwaa la Wazalishaji Vijijini Tanzania”. The Forum have been launched on 13th and 14th in Dodoma with the theme,The role of rural producers towards industrialized economy in Tanzania.  In Swahili “Nafasi ya Wazalishaji Wadogo Vijijini katika kufikia uchumi wa Viwanda Tanzania”. The launch was done by the Deputy Minister for Agriculture Honorable Mr. Omary Mgumba at Morena Hotel. The Forum brought on board 300 rural producers from both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. These included, pastoralist, hunters and gatherers, beekeepers, crop growers, livestock keepers, natural resource users and fisher folk’s communities. Also the Forum was attended by members of Parliament, the chairperson for the Parliamentary standing committee on Agriculture, other government officials and development partners.
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PARTICIPATORY SCENARIO PLANNING (PSP) WORKSHOP FOR IRINGA DISTRICT

12TH – 13TH NOVEMBER 2018

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), HAKIARDHI and PAICODEO are implementing a four years “Ardhi Yetu Project II” (AYP II) funded by CARE Denmark through Care Tanzania. On part of TNRF, the project is implemented in four districts; Kiteto, Simanjiro, Chemba and Iringa rural. The project aims at facilitating effective climate vulnerability and capacity analysis for sustainable adaptation and resilience by targeted community organizations or groups such as Land Right Monitors (LRMs), Loose Coalitions, Women networks, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Local Authorities.

Thus, TNRF in collaboration with CARE through Alizeti Usawa na Thamani (ALUTA) and Kukua ni Kujifunza (KNK) is expecting to PSP); a mechanism for collective sharing and interpretation of climate forecasts in Iringa following the seasonal weather forecast for the Southern Meteorological zone covering Southern highlands regions. The current PSP will be implemented in Iringa rural district on the October, November, December, January, February and March weather forecasts released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) and will cover; Itunundu, Isele, Kimande, Magombwe and Mbolimboli villages.

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WILDLIFE WORKING GROUP MEETING

9TH NOVEMBER 2018

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) through the project called “Engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Communities, and the Private Sector in advocacy and piloting implementation of the Wildlife Corridor Regulations” will facilitate a national Wildlife Working Group stakeholders meeting at Wanyama Hotel, in Dar es salaam.

The meeting will focus on;

  1. Discussing challenges exist in the wildlife conservation legal framework
  2. Recommend long term strategy that will help in conservation of wildlife and
  3. Revamping action plans for effective facilitation of Wildlife Working Group (WWG) proposed activities in Tanzania.
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PASTORALISTS AND FARMERS LOOSE COALITION

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From 15th to 20th October 2018, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) through Land Governance and Accountability Project supported by Welthaus Graz and DKA both from Austria, conducted District Multstakeholder Forum meetings in Iringa Rural and Chemba districts. The Meetings brought on board district officers (land and legal officers), Ward Executive Officers, Village Executive Officers, Village chairpersons, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) such UMAKWA, Land Right Monitors (LRMs), Pastoralists and Farmers Loose coalition representatives, MBOMIPA Wildlife Management Area’s Chairman, Ward Tribunals’ members, Village land Councils’ members.

The meetings aimed at following on previous meeting resolutions including meeting conducted in September 2017. Therefore, the forum discussed broadly the issues, agree on resolutions and way forward on pertaining land governance and accountability at local level. TNRF established the two fora in 2015 with the purpose of strengthening dialogue among stakeholders through discussion and finding solutions regarding challenges over land tenure security, gender land rights and accountability.

Among others, issues deliberated included  

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