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Social Forestry by TMSS in Bangladesh

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Social Forestry by TMSS in Bangladesh

  1. 1. Social Forestry by TMSS in Bangladesh Md. Musfiq-Al-Mahadi B.Sc.Ag (Hons.) Ms in Agext Bangladesh Agricultural University 1
  2. 2. TMSS TMSS(Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha) is a micro credit NGO , founded by Dr Professor Hosne Ara Begum to help enhance services available in more rural areas. 2
  3. 3. Founder of TMSS 3
  4. 4. Mission Vision 4
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  6. 6. Sectors & Services 6
  7. 7. Health, Education & Microfinance (HEM) 7
  8. 8. Health Sectors TMC TMATS 8
  9. 9. HRD & Training TTI TVTI 9
  10. 10. TMSS Renewable Energy Program 10
  11. 11. Agricultural Sectors 11
  12. 12. Social Welfare 12
  13. 13. Achievement & Recognition “Citi Micro entrepreneurship Award-2010” “Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award 2008” “BCKT Award-2009” by “A Special Thanks” by Bogra District Association (USA) Inc, New York-2009. “Daridro Mata” Award by Prabotya Adibasi Shangstha, 2007. 13
  14. 14. Role of TMSS in Social Forestry 14
  15. 15. Social Forestry Social forestry means the management and protection of forests and afforestation on barren lands with the purpose of helping in the environmental, social and rural development. 15
  16. 16. Social Forestry in Bangladesh In Bangladesh per capita forest is about 0.02 ha which is the lowest in the world. But now due to social forestry almost all districts and localities there exists forests. 16
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  18. 18. Social Forestry by TMSS World Food Program (WFP), Department of Forestry and TMSS work together for the development of Social forestry in –  528 villages  86 Unions  29 Upazilas  7 Districts In 2014-15, a huge number of tree were sold at 12,47,297/= Tk . In 2015-16, a lot of trees (about 5300) are targeted for sale. 18
  19. 19. Initiatives taken by TMSS in Social Forestry 19
  20. 20. SOCIAL FORESTRY PROGRAMME (Road side Tree Plantation) It has started in collaboration with WFP by active participation of vulnerable women group since 1989. Total Beneficiaries: 7,350 Sold Tree= 982 Total Tree Plantation= 68930 20
  21. 21. Tree Plantation Program (TPP) Since 1st September 2009 TMSS has been implementing this project in Taranagar Union of Keraniganj Upazila under Dhaka District by the assistance of UNILEVER Bangladesh Ltd. The training program was followed by 10,000 tree sapling plantation in 6 Km. area besides local roads. 21
  22. 22. TMSS Nursery Project TMSS has undertaken & implementing Nursery development as a vital and important project since 1991. Procurement of various types of seeds : 101 kg Seedling Production : 97129 pieces Seedling Sales: 49299 pieces 22
  23. 23. Tree Seed Deposit Scheme TMSS has initiated the Tree Deposit scheme project in the year 2000 for poverty reduction and mitigation of climate change related negative impacts in the country. Tree Plantation : 49675 Tree Nursing : 220588 Tree Harvesting : 3361 Wood Sales : 13425 sft. 23
  24. 24. Conclusion 24
  25. 25. Conclusion Social forestry which is an appealing land-use strategy by local poor landless community has been in practice in Bangladesh for more than twenty years. It has become a highly attractive and acceptable programme to the rural people, especially the landless and small farmers. In this regard, TMSS has taken several initiatives for the development of social forestry, but it is not sufficient. Government should come forward for the improvement of rural people through social forestry in collaboration with TMSS. • 25
  26. 26. Thank You Very Much 26

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