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28.05.2015
New method for avoiding forest degradation through fire management

“This new methodology will reduce the frequency and intensity of fire, which is good for the forest... In the long run it will also help communities claim for their carbon offsets, which could be another income source for...[more]

22.05.2015
Communities use Participatory Video to explore environmental justice

For the past two years, MCDI have been working with our partners at the University of East Anglia on a research project looking into local perceptions of environmental justice in communities in our project area, Kilwa District in...[more]

08.04.2015
Chainsaw training set to boost community felling capacity and benefits from responsible forest management

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. We have turned this around by investing...[more]

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]

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