G.C. Monela, S.A.O. Chamshama, R. Mwaipopo and D.M. Gamassa
In the semi-arid Shinyanga region over 800 villages and their inhabitants improved their livelihoods by working in partnership with the government to revitalise a traditional practice of natural resource management. To date over 350,000 ha have been restored to provide much needed forest products for local use, including fuel and building material, food and medicine, as well as important products to meet contingency needs.