Restoring Woodlands, Sequestering Carbon and Benefiting Livelihoods in Shinyanga, Tanzania

Authors:
Barrow, E. and A. Shah

Publication Date:
2011

Abstract/Summary:
The project relied on the rich local knowledge of the Sukuma people about their natural resources and ways of managing them. “Ngitili – or “enclosures” or “fodder reserves” in the local Sukuma language were traditionally used for conservation and restoration of range-lands and governed under customary law, are now the true driver for the astounding success of the forest restoration in the region.

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  (TEEB)

    Link:
    http://www.eea.europa.eu/atlas/teeb/traditional-forest-restoration-in-tanzania-tanzania