Tanzania wood markets study published


An assessment of Tanzania’s wood product markets commissioned by FDT has been completed by UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH, an international forestry consultancy firm.  The comprehensive report assesses the current and future projections in wood supply and demand, and the state of individual wood markets and value chains.  It highlights the scale of the opportunity in Tanzania, which is significant, before proposing a set of recommendations that market actors can pursue to support sector transformation.


Kilolo, Kilombero, Mvomero and Kilwa


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The National Engagement Strategy (NES) is a national strategy employed by Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) that aims to promote People Centred Land Governance (PCLG), bringing about transformation in land governance at country level. The NES approach is to work towards two main outcomes: a) The setting-up of a multi-stakeholder platform on land governance for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing; and b) A country strategy for engagement on land governance developed and agreed upon by all actors involved. 

In Tanzania, the NES has three key components which are: (a) Coordination, Communication, Advocacy and Policy Dialogue implemented by TALA; (b) the Land-based Investments Component is coordinated by Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF); and (c) a Rangelands component is coordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) and the Parakuyo Indigenous Community Development Organisation (PAICODEO) and HELP Foundation (contact organisation being PAICODEO).


Emerging and Promising Practices: Securing Range lands through Youth Pastoral Associations. The case of Pastoralist Programme in Tanzania, and selected examples from Africa(Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania)


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Despite a wealth of land-related legislation, policy, frameworks, constitutional rights in most African countries pastoralist that are living in range lands are still considered highly vulnerable in terms of land rights and tenure security. There are different initiatives taken by NGOs active in land securing and planning interventions. Positive lessons can be learned from these initiatives including how the youth have been included. Through a participatory study and the review of various best practices,  this paper documents how youth pastoralist unions and associations in Tanzania, Cameroon and other African countries have been organized, their power strengthened in securing range lands and reopening  livestock routes that connect and sustain range lands in different localities. It builds on evidences including innovative pastoralist collectives; and how they have been able to influence rang land governance by pastoralist themselves.  

The silence over national Land Policy Review process in Tanzania: A call to rethink

By Masalu Luhula

The Tanzania National Land Policy review process needs open national dialogue and the question is whether the process should be revisited and get back to the public to obtain moral authorty. To ensure the dialogue, this paper suggests the use of women and youth movements like Land Rights Monitors (LRMs) and or paralegals initiatives used by various land related Civil Societies like Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, HakiArdhi, Legal Service Facility (LSF) and land alliances or forums initiatives like the Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA) and the National Engagement Strategy (NES) as channels to influence and enhance the dialogue. It is the argument for discussion that, taking back the discussion to the community and in particular women and youth will ensure conviction of assessing progresses and find direction that people want and contribute to Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will finally enhance achieving socio-economic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by all.


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