African Wildlife Foundation REDD project, Kondoa Irangi Hills, Tanzania

<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns"><div class="less">The AWF is implementing a REDD project in a large area in Kondoa, Tanzania. Small-scale farmers are involved on the project in the name of 'reducing deforestation and forest degradation' by facilitating communities and individuals in the process of securing their land tenure through land use planning (LUP), providing alternative livelihood opportunities which reduce dependence on forest resources, promoting more efficient alternative energy options, and increasing productivity of agriculture in 'appropriate' areas. Yet some critics of REDD argue that land is being grabbed and local farmers livelihoods are being limited in the name of conservation. </div><a class="seemore" href="#">See more...</a><div class="more" style="display:none"> Also, according to a study that interviewed the villagers on their involvement in the project, some of the villagers are discontented about AWFs involvement with the district and the villagers would prefer to deal more directly with AWF: 'there was an explicit concern that money going through the district will not reach the villagers in full.'<br/><br/><a class="seeless" href="#">(See less)</a></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>African Wildlife Foundation REDD project, Kondoa Irangi Hills, Tanzania</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/tanzania">Tanzania</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Dodoma</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Kondoa</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>HIGH local level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Biomass and Land Conflicts (Forests, Agriculture and Livestock Management)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Land acquisition conflicts<br /> REDD/CDM</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><br /><a href='/commodity/carbon-offsets'>Carbon offsets</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Details</td><td class="columns">Carbon quantification completed, 2.6 million tCO2 in the project area. AWF assessments indicate that the ARKFor REDD project in the Kolo Hills will lead to 2.6 million tons of carbon (CO2) emissions saved from avoided deforestation and forest degradation. Given the current market rates for carbon credits, this could generate between $52,000 and $105,000 annually. <br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Project Area (in hectares)</td><td>71632</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Level of Investment (in USD)</td><td>2061794</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Rural</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Start Date</td><td>2010</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/african-wildlife-foundation'>African Wildlife Foundation <small>(AWF)</small></a> - <small> financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway</small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Redd-monitor.org</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>LATENT (no visible organising at the moment)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>LATENT (no visible resistance)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Groups Mobilizing</td><td>Indigenous groups or traditional communities<br /> Social movements</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Creation of alternative reports/knowledge</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Food insecurity (crop damage), Global warming</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>In operation</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Pathways for conflict outcome / response</td><td>Compensation</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Development of Alternatives</td><td>Funds disbursed directly to community members</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>No</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>It is not clear how the REDD funds will be distributed to Kondoa family farmers and this may exacerbate conflicts in the community. This means the appropriation of massive areas of land from villagers for tree planting for REDD and this might threaten food security.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Legislations</td><td><table><tr><td><p> National Forest Policy<br/></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> The Forest Act (2002)<br/></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Redd Countries: A database of REDD activities on the ground<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.theredddesk.org/countries/tanzania/info/activity/advancing_redd_in_the_kolo_hills_forests_arkfor_in_central_tanzania" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> African Wildlife Foundation<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.awf.org/content/solution/detail/4521/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Boaventura Monjane</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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