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29.09.2014
Buyers compete to buy timber from MCDI-supported community forest reserves

Previously, insufficient market demand rather than supply was the critical constraint to communities selling timber under MCDI's Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) group certificate scheme; this is no longer the case. Prospective...[more]

02.09.2014
Scaling-up Participatory Forest Management in Tunduru District

MCDI’s work began and remains centered in Kilwa District of south-eastern Tanzania. Whilst Kilwa remains our priority, new opportunities abound elsewhere and the time is ripe for MCDI to begin further expansion. Accordingly, on...[more]

01.07.2014
MCDI's second season of early burning under our REDD project

2014 is MCDI’s fifth year of piloting our REDD project as an additional means for rural Tanzanians to earn money from managing their local miombo woodlands. This year, we trialled early burning in six Village Land Forest...[more]

25.05.2014
REDD project challenges and lessons learned

MCDI staff have recently written and contributed to two important new papers on the practical experiences of REDD+ project development and implementation. First on the challenges: The challenge of establishing REDD+ on the...[more]

13.05.2014
MCDI chosen as field test site for FSC draft International Generic Indicators

The Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC) – widely regarded as the global gold standard for responsible forest management – are undertaking the second major revision of their International Standard, have selected MCDI as a field...[more]

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 A (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]

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