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Piloting REDD in Zanzibar Through Community Forest Management, Tanzania

Piloting REDD in Zanzibar Through Community Forest Management, Tanzania

The REDD+ initiative being run in Zanzibar by CARE International is called Piloting REDD in Zanzibar Through Community Forest Management. In Swahili, the initiative is referred to as Hifadhi misitu Zanzibar (Conserve forests in Zanzibar) or HIMA. HIMA is using a tailor-made PFM approach based on CFM agreements to reach goals that are specifically pro-poor and gender equitable, in line with CARE’s mission. The initiative is building on CARE’s previous work with PFM in Zanzibar, expanding their efforts on Zanzibar’s largest island of Unguja and extending into Pemba, the less-developed northern islands.
The predominant vegetation in Zanzibar is coral rag, a dry, shrubby, relatively nutrient-poor, but biodiversity-rich forest type growing on high calcium soils. This landscape is not carbon-rich, but HIMA was selected for funding by the RNE because of CARE’s outstanding reputation and proven capacity with forestry projects in Zanzibar. The hope is that CARE can repeat its successes while carving out a unique niche for REDD+ in Zanzibar.

Authors: Caplow, S.; Putri, A.A.D.; Kweka, D.

Topic: REDD+, climate change

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-602-1504-55-0

Source: E.O. Sills, S. Atmadja, Sassi, C. de A.E. Duchelle, D. Kweka, I.A.P. Resosudarmo, W.D. Sunderlin, (eds.) REDD+ on the ground: A case book of subnational initiatives across the globe. 234-244

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