News about MCDI

Effective forest governance makes for powerful women in rural Tanzania

Gender plays an important part in forest management, as men and women in rural areas are apt to use forests differently. Men tend to use a wide area...

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The Ambassador for Sweden in Tanzania commends FSC-certified community forests

“If I want to buy hardwood from a tropical country, like Tanzania... if I want to buy a table... then I will always look at the side to see, is it...

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We've got Leopards lurking in the dark!

Tanzania is among the most bio-diverse countries in Africa, but the number of threatened species in the country has tripled in the last decade as a...

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Management of forests and water resources in tandem makes for ideal hippo-habitat in one CBFM village

Africa is renowned for its abundant wildlife. Tanzania is among the most bio-diverse countries in the continent, boasting the greatest diversity of...

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Communities trapping wildlife - with cameras!

Africa is renowned for its abundant wildlife, and Tanzania is among the most bio-diverse countries in the continent. It contains Africa's largest...

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Critically endangered plant rediscovered and now protected by a Tanzanian farming community

Local people in Mchakama village expanded their village forest reserve by over 4,000 hectares to protect a critically endangered plant that was...

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5 ways Tanzanian communities are using forests to achieve the SDGs

So, you think it's only the big players - governments, private sector and international NGOs - who can make a difference towards achieving the 2020...

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Africa's first community-owned FSC-certified sawmill for sustainable hardwoods from natural forests

Some of the world’s poorest people have opened up a new and lucrative source of revenue through Tanzania's first FSC-certified community-owned...

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Governance, carbon management and land-use in Tanzania

This year, CIFOR released a Working Paper on multilevel governance, carbon management and land-use decisions in Tanzania, which includes a comparative...

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