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10.04.2014
Draft method for quantifying carbon gains from fire management

Fire control has long been seen as an integral element of effective dryland forest management. Regular hot fires damage the forests and reduce the total carbon stored within them, thus contributing to global warming. Hitherto,...[more]

07.03.2014
Community celebrates benefits of Participatory Forest Management

On 5th of February 2014, MCDI staff joined the people of Nanjirinji (one of our partner villages) to celebrate the launch of a new primary school, which they funded using revenue gained by sustainably harvesting timber from...[more]

31.01.2014
MCDI’s Annual Stakeholder Forum 2013

Each year, MCDI hosts a participatory Stakeholder Forum to which local and regional collaborators are encouraged to attend. The event provides a platform through which we and our partners can share and critically assess...[more]

31.12.2013
MCDI’s key achievements during 2013

In 2013, we registered an additional village under our FSC Group Scheme, bringing the total to eight, and increasing the area of certified forest from 21,737 ha to 82,737 ha. Villages under the scheme have earned over TSh 150...[more]

01.10.2012
FSC Certified Area expands 300%

The total area of FSC-certified, community-managed forest in Tanzania increased by 300% with the additional of Nanjirinji A Village Land Forest Reserve to MCDI's FSC Group Certificate scheme in October 2012. Nanjirinji's new...[more]

17.12.2011
Tree biomass carbon survey complete

This month we completed our baseline survey and establishment of 25 Permanent Super Sample Plots in forests across central and southern Kilwa. The data gathered from these plots will allow us to calculate the total above-ground...[more]

15.11.2011
MCDI's project celebrated by FSC

FSC International has published a book Celebrating success: Stories of FSC certification with stories of FSC certification from around the world. MCDI's FSC group certificate scheme is featured on pages 4 and 5.[more]

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