Seeing the forest for the trees

The Forestry Development Trust's work to catalyse a competitive commercial forestry sector in Tanzania

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Gatsby Africa

In 2014 Gatsby established the Forestry Development Trust (FDT) in collaboration with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. FDT is an independent, locally-managed institution with a long-term mandate to catalyse change and help the sector achieve its full potential.

FDT’s long-term vision is for Tanzania to turn its wood deficit into a surplus, opening opportunities for regional (and eventually global) exports in markets such as engineered wood products.

This report describes the FDT's work in developing new market opportunities and engaging in policy and sector coordination.