From Project to Programme: Experiences with Mainstreaming and Institutionalising PFM in Tanzania Tom Blomley, Hadija Ramadhani, Charles Meshack, Lawrence Mbwambo, Cassian Sianga Avoided deforestation, community forestry and options for channeling payments to the community level: Lessons from Tanzania Tom Blomley
National Context and Background Unreserved forest 54% Private and community forests 9% Government Forest Reserves 37% Total forest area: 33 million hectares Deforestation rates = highest
Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) Village Councils can “declare” forest areas on “village land” as Village Land Forest Reserves or Community Forest Reserves. This entitles them to assume full management responsibility, undertake patrols, levy fines for illegal forest users, issue licenses for forest products, retain forest revenues, set rules and regulations regarding forest management and use. Joint Forest Management (JFM) This is a collaborative approach to forest management, where forest adjacent communities enter into management agreements with the forest owner (government or private sector) over the management of forest resources Legal and Policy Framework
CBFM - Potential Impact on Livelihoods Unreserved forest (area) Poverty Index
Approximately 2.4 million hectares under village management (CBFM) in around 1400 villages = around 12% of unreserved forestland
Approximately 1.7 million hectares under joint forest management (JFM) between the state and about 830 villages = around 13% of reserved forests
PFM operating in over 63 districts (out of 98) under various levels of support
Spread and Adoption of PFM
PFM – Some challenges Incentives : Early stages of PFM involve forest restoration and protection – before benefits of sustainable harvest and utilisation can be realised. Viability of Joint Forest Management in Catchment Forests and Nature Reserves is questionable at community level – as legal benefits from harvesting are minimal
How will carbon benefits be equitably shared between government and communities under JFM schemes when management of the resource is shared? Government sees REDD as an important and legitimate and sustainable source of funding to pay for costs of managing catchment forests – but what about community interests and demands? Whose voice will be loudest?
Sharing of benefits between local and national government – eg: national forests managed by local governments.
How can carbon benefits be equitably shared within communities to avoid problems of elite capture?