Sokoine University of Agriculture

Participatory forest carbon assessment and REDD+: Learning from Tanzania

Show simple item record Mukama, K. Mustalahti, I. Zahabu, E. 2018-06-18T13:34:38Z 2018-06-18T13:34:38Z 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1687-9368
dc.description International Journal of Forestry Research Vol 2012, 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract Research initiatives and practical experiences have demonstrated that forest-related data collected by local communities can play an essential role in the development of national REDD+ programs and its' measurement, reporting, verification (MRV) systems. In Tanzania, the national REDD+ Strategy aims to reward local communities participating in forest management under Participatory Forest Management (PFM). Accessing carbon finances requires among other things, accurate measurements of carbon stock changes through conventional forest inventories, something which is rarely done in PFM forests due to its high cost and limited resources. The main objective of this paper is to discuss experiences of Participatory Forest Carbon Assessment (PFCA) in Tanzania. The study revealed that villagers who participated in PFCA were able to perform most steps for carbon assessment in the field. A key challenge in future is how to finance PFCA and ensure the technical capacity at local level. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.subject Forest management en_US
dc.subject REDD+ en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Carbon Assessment en_US
dc.subject Natural resources en_US
dc.subject Forest en_US
dc.title Participatory forest carbon assessment and REDD+: Learning from Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url en_US

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