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Forest cover changes, stocking and removals Under different decentralised forest management Regimes in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mongo, C
dc.contributor.author Eid, T
dc.contributor.author Kashaigili, JJ
dc.contributor.author Malimbwi, RE
dc.contributor.author Kajembe, GC
dc.contributor.author Katani, J
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-14T13:26:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-14T13:26:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation Mongo, C., Eid, T., Kashaigili, J. J., Malimbwi, R. E., Kajembe, G. C., & Katani, J. (2014). FOREST COVER CHANGES, STOCKING AND REMOVALS UNDER DIFFERENT DECENTRAUSED FOREST MANAGEMENT REGIMES IN TANZANIA. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 484-494. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/416
dc.description.abstract By the end of the last century many countries including Tanzania moved from centralised towards decentralised forest management but little empirical evidence exists on how such changes have influenced forest conditions. The objective of this study was to provide insights on how decentralised approaches might influence forest resource conditions. Forest cover analyses from satellite images (1993, 2000 and 2009) and systematic sample plot inventories (2009) in two state forest reserves under joint forest management (JFM) and two village forest reserves under community-based forest management (CBFM) in Babati District, Tanzania were carried out. Based on the results, it was not possible to claim that the decentralised management had been successful in improving forest conditions. Proportions of closed woodland decreased significantly over time (from over 80 to 50–60% under JFM and from around 70 to almost 0% under CBFM. In all forests, numbers of regenerants were high, but proportions of larger trees were low and levels of removals (legal and illegal) were relatively high. In general the situation under JFM was better than under CBFM. Results of this study can be used by policymakers to assess the influence of decentralised forest management in Tanzania. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship The study was done as a part of the project 'Assessing the impact of forestland tenure changes on forest resources and rural livelihoods in Tanzania' (No. NUFUTZ-2007/10226) under the Tanzania–Norway NUFU Programme 2007–2012. We acknowledge the assistance provided by staff of the Manyara catchment forest office, Manyara natural resource office, village governments in Managhat, Haraa, Riroda and Bubu villages during data collection. We are indebted to A Masao, D Byarugaba and D Shafii who provided valuable technical assistance in the field. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Researchgate en_GB
dc.subject Joint forest management, community-based forest management, miombo woodland en_GB
dc.title Forest cover changes, stocking and removals Under different decentralised forest management Regimes in Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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