Tanzania

Jul 4, 2012 by Judith Nzyoka Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, are recognized internationally as one of the world’s most bio diverse ecosystems and conservation efforts, they face an ongoing threat from clearing for smallholder agriculture. As many remaining fragments of forest lie on farmers’ properties, often in the form of modified agroforestry systems, a potential means […]

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May 23, 2012  By Judith Nzyoka New publications on payments for environmental services (PES) in Africa are now online.  Below are details and links to the publications: Designing an incentive program to reduce on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania Authors: David Kaczan, Brent M. Swallow, W. L. (Vic) Adamowicz and Heini Vihemäki. Despite […]

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From the Guardian newspaper, Tanzania Livelihoods of millions in Dar es Salaam, Coast and Morogoro regions are threatened by illegal tree felling in Mamiwa Forest Reserve, which authorities admit they cannot stop. The illegal mowing down of trees at the reserve, which is a block in the Eastern Arc Mountains, is pioneered by a well […]

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Demand for charcoal in Tanzania is growing, as charcoal is a cheap energy source for most households. However, as charcoal is produced by burning trees, increasing demand could frustrate efforts at curbing deforestation in the country. Tanzania is interested in conserving its tree cover through programmes in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). It is […]

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A scheme to pay people in developing countries for reducing carbon emissions from deforestation is plagued by ‘leakage’ — trees that aren’t cut down in one forest are just cut down in another to provide people with the resources they would have foregone. A study by an international team of scientists has come up with […]

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By Gadiosa Lamtey (The Guardian, Tanzania) A total of 137 out of 1,215 farmers in Kibungo Juu ward, in Morogoro region, have benefited from a water conservation project in Uluguru Mountain under the Equitable Payment for Watershed Services (EPWS) programme. They have also planted about 170,000 trees. Speaking to ‘The Guardian’ newspaper recently in Morogoro, […]

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The Uluguru Mountains are a chain of cool, wet, highland forests in central Tanzania that have attracted human settlement for hundreds of years. The mountains are the source of the Ruvu River, which sustains 2.8 million people in Tanzania’s capital city, Dar es Salaam. With the Uluguru population currently standing at over 100,000 people, pressure […]

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The Usambara Mountains are an important source of water for north eastern Tanzania. The towns of Lushoto, Mombo, Korogwe, Muheza and Tanga rely on water from the Usambara Mountains. The Pangani River, which flows from Mt Kilimanjaro, receives significant inflows from the Usambaras. The river is used for irrigating farms and powering a series of […]

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By Rohit Jindal About the Uluguru Mountains Located in Morogoro district of Tanzania, Uluguru Mountains rise as a sudden outcrop from the surrounding area. Although the base area of the mountains is only 30 kilometres (km) by 60 km, the mountains reach up to 2400 metres in height. As a result, many parts of the […]

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In 2008 PRESA core coordination team and partners made progress on site-level implementation of project activities, capacity and partnerships building as well as fund raising. Workshops In late April we organized a successful start-up meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) workshop in Entebbe, Kampala. This was followed by site visits and preparations of the […]

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