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The cost of managing forest carbon under REDD+ initiatives: a case of Kolo hills forests in Kondoa District, Dodoma, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author John, Kabura
dc.contributor.author Silayo, Dos Santos A.
dc.contributor.author Vatn, Arild
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-26T16:20:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-26T16:20:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-20
dc.identifier.citation John, K., Dos Santos, A., & Vatn, A. 2014. The Cost of Managing Forest Carbon under REDD+ Initiatives: A case of Kolo Hills Forests in Kondoa District Dodoma, Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/920964 en_GB
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/920964
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/291
dc.description This article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/920964 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Countries considering participating in a REDD+ mechanism need information on what it would cost them to reduce emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation. This study was conducted to estimate the cost ofmanaging forest carbon under REDD+ initiatives in Kolo Hills Forest, Kondoa, Tanzania. Socioeconomic and biophysical information was collected through structured questionnaires, focus group discussions, and forest inventory, respectively. Results show that the community participated in managing the forest by undertaking a range of activities such as tree planting, patrolling, and fire protection.The estimated total cost was USD 418,349.38 while the average cost was USD 79.06/ha.The average carbon stored was 19.75 tC ha−1, which is equivalent to 72.48 tCO2 ha−1. Costs incurred by managing the forest in relation to tCO2 stored were USD 1.0485 tCO2 e−1ha−1. The project was found to be economically feasible at 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% discount rates withNPVs ofUSD107,102,331.83,USD33,986,255.86, USD 10,312,945, and USD 1,245,905.11, respectively. The internal rate of return was 21.21% which is much higher than the World Bank rate of 15.8% and the Tanzania rate of 14.8%. We therefore conclude that the decision to undertake this REDD+ project was worthwhile and should be favoured against the “do nothing” alternative. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship The Norwegian Government through a Programme on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation for Tanzania en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_GB
dc.subject REDD+ en_GB
dc.subject Forest carbon en_GB
dc.subject Tanzania en_GB
dc.subject Dodoma en_GB
dc.subject Forests en_GB
dc.title The cost of managing forest carbon under REDD+ initiatives: a case of Kolo hills forests in Kondoa District, Dodoma, Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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