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Suledo Forest Community. Tanzania. Equator Initiative Case Studies.

This paper examines the activities of the organisation known as Suledo Forest Community, a organisation composed of a number of environmental committees (one for each village involved), the purpose of the committees are to improve the socioeconomic situation of the Suledo communities and to reduce poverty by improving natural resource management through the introduction of equitable and sustainable use practices, especially with regard to grazing, agriculture and other livelihood activities such as beekeeping and the harvesting of non-timber forest products. The paper examines the potential contribution that timber collection, and charcoal production could have on income.

Author(s): 
United Nations Development Programme
Year published: 
2012