SEDIT-Private Forestry -VSLA Programme

Funder: Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tanzania’s ministry of Natural resources and Tourism.

Partners: District Councils, Indufor Oy

Coverage: Mufindi, Njombe DC, Njombe TC and Makete

Duration: 2016 - 2018.

Interventions: Training business skills, sustainable enterprises and facilitation of access to financial services for the respective communities through VICOBA/VSLA so that they can run optional livelihoods while waiting their tree plantations to mature and therefore avoid premature harvesting of tree plantations. The project focuses on funding and capacity building in forestry value chain in the Southern Highlands.