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Embarking on a Greener Future: The EU Funded Tanzania Fuel Wood Value Chain (TFWVC) Project Takes Flight

In a historic moment for Tanzania's environmental landscape, the "Integrated Approach for Transformation of Tanzania Fuel Wood Value Chain Project" (TFWVC) has been officially launched. Spearheaded by WWF Tanzania in partnership with Mpingo Conservation & Initiative (MCDI) and Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), this initiative has received a substantial grant from the European Union (EU) through the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Over the next three years, the TFWVC project aims to revolutionize the country's fuelwood value chain, bolstering the capacity of key public institutions such as the Tanzania Forest Services (TFS), Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Ministry of Energy (MoE), and others. At its core lies the mission to promote sustainable forest management and wood-fuel production in rural areas, thereby enhancing environmental sustainability within the wood-fuel value chain.
The project will address a number of challenges hindering effective forest management and sustainable wood-fuel production in Tanzania. From building institutional capacity to enforcing laws rooted in human rights principles, providing extension services, and advocating for alternative cooking energy solutions, the TFWVC project heralds a new era of forest sustainability.
Key to its success is the harmonization of regulations, aimed at improving governance, coordination, and compliance within the realm of forest management and wood-fuel production.
With ambitions spanning six regions—Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tabora, Morogoro, Tanga, and the Coastal regions—the project promises innovative approaches to sustainable resource management tailored to diverse ecosystems and communities.
As the TFWVC project takes its inaugural steps, it embodies a resolute commitment to environmental stewardship and the transformative power of collaboration. Together, we embark on a journey towards a greener, more sustainable Tanzania.
© Ally Nguba
The EU funded project launch