News about MCDI

Africa's first community-owned FSC-certified sawmill for sustainable hardwoods from natural forests

Some of the world’s poorest people have opened up a new and lucrative source of revenue through Tanzania's first FSC-certified community-owned...

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Governance, carbon management and land-use in Tanzania

This year, CIFOR released a Working Paper on multilevel governance, carbon management and land-use decisions in Tanzania, which includes a comparative...

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Sawn wood ups community earnings by 18%

Since 2013, we have worked with the Tanzanian Government and other partners to support 14 villages in Liwale District to secure rights to forests on...

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FSC-certified communities get techie

Earlier in 2016, our partner, United States Forest Service, generously donated 13 GPS units for communities to use to better monitor their locally...

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How forests are helping to eradicate rural poverty in Tanzania

Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Here is how we are using forests as a tool to alleviate rural poverty in Tanzania, where...

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How forests have empowered rural women in Tanzania

 “Before, local people weren’t aware of the importance of the forest, now they are more conscious, because of education in the village... I know the...

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Villages want to protect forests - and they're willing to pay for it

40,000 more hectares of forests protected in 12 months

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Public Notice

Awareness of the process for developing the FSC national forest stewardship standards.

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Five ways Tanzanian communities are benefiting from forests

This World Forests Week, we share why we value forests

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National Geographic Buffett Award Winner - Leadership in Conservation

Awarded for "improving the wellbeing of rural communities,... as well as the forests upon which they rely".

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