Development cooperation ,14.12.2015

LUKE INFORES Implementation of Forest Data in Tanzania


The project overall objective is “Sustainable management and use of Tanzanian forests”. The project will contribute to this by increasing the availability of information on forests by working with three institutions of which two are research institutes (SUA, TAFORI) and one is Tanzania Forest Service. In the long run this will improve the living conditions for the people of the country through strengthened national economy and quality of life. The project aims at supporting forest and land use policy in line with the National Forest Policy 2001. Forest land management, forest-based industries and products and ecosystem conservation and management with institutions and human resources are included in NFP. The aim is sustainable supply of forest products and services by maintaining sufficient forest area under effective management, employment and foreign exchange earnings through sustainable forest-based industrial development and trade and ecosystem stability through conservation of forest biodiversity, water catchments and soil fertility. The results and activities of the INFORES-Tanzania project: 1) Strengthened capacity of direct beneficiary organizations on NAFORMA maintenance and data dissemination, and improved capacity on multisource forest data processing and GIS. 2) Improved capacity of forest inventory and management oriented research in SUA and TAFORI.

Funding decision  14.12.2015

700 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation

Field of activity

  • Forestry policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

Metsäntutkimuslaitos, Metla



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