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Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania: 1993 - 2009 - October-06-09

Tanzania was one of the first countries on the African continent to formally recognise the role of communities in managing and owning forests. A number of pilot activities implemented in the early 1990s under the Sida-funded LAMP project in the well-known forests of Duru-Haitemba, Mgori and Suledo paved the way for important changes in our forest policy and legislation. Tanzania is now considered a leader on the continent with regard to PFM implementation. A report published by the Forestry and Beekeeping Division (FBD) in 2008 confirmed this, stating that now PFM is either being established or operational in over 2,300 villages and covering over 4 million hectares of forest land.

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