COMMUNITY BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT IN HALF MILE STRIP IN KILIMANJARO
COMMUNITY BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT IN HALF MILE STRIP IN KILIMANJARO
Context:

Despite the value of Mount Kilimanjaro, changes in land use patterns resulting from pressure on land and forest resources pose a great threat to the sustainability of the forest as well as socio-economic and geological functioning of the ecosystem. Agriculture and settlement in some areas replaced forests. Many species are being threatened due to encroachment. The encroachment stems mostly from the use of forest areas for agriculture, charcoal making, settlement, livestock grazing, collection of fodder, setting of fires, lumbering and fuel wood collection. Thus, the HMFS, which buffers Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve and Kilimanjaro National Park, is experiencing severe stress than it currently estimated, given the pressure and trend of the changing land uses of the area.

Project’s Primary Objective:

The overall objective of the action is to build capacity to local community to mitigate the impact of forest depletion through promoting sustainable management of the HMFS and alternative livelihoods improvement in the project area.
Implementation Strategies:
• Carry out baseline study to establish the status of HMFS ecosystem
management and its constraints
• Mapping the project area where the indigenous and fast growing tree seedlings will be planted and conserved
• Facilitate development approval of management plan for forest ecosystems for each target village

Project Sustainability Strategies:
• Prepare draft by-law proposed by VNRC and present it to the village assemblies for approval
• To form or capacitate the existing Village Natural Resources Committee
• Tree planting in degraded sites
• Involvement of stakeholders in all project activities

Anticipated Project Impact:
• Increased knowledge of local community on forest management issues
• Increased value of the restored degraded area
• Improved livelihood of Half Mile adjacent communities
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Tanzania Environmental Action Association
Country:
Tanzania
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 36,274.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,047.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
TAN/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/BD/2017/11
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning gef grant
Considering the size and importance of Mt. Kilimanjaro, an upgrade of the project to MSP will be most appropriate
Policy Impact
Forest policy exists already. The project may provide case studies to show that forest policy works on the field
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Indicators
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 300

Grantee Contact

Mr Ozeniel E Foya
 

Address

P.O.Box 8098
Moshi , Kilimanjaro , +255

SGP Country office contact

Faustine Donald Ninga
Email:

Address

UNDP P.O. Box 9182
Dar es Salaam, Dar es salaam Region, 255-22