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18.12.2014
10 Year Anniversary Stakeholders' Forum

On 20th of December 2014, MCDI and Kilwa District Council will celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary – since we began working together to support rural communities to benefit from conserving their forests a decade ago. In just 10...[more]

21.11.2014
Expectant mothers benefit from forest management

MCDI have been supporting people in Nanjirinji, a rural farming community in south-eastern Tanzania, to responsibly manage forests on village lands since 2011. The community made their first sustainable timber harvest in 2012,...[more]

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]

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