The Contribution of REDD Pilot Project to Community Livelihoods: A Case Study of Kondoa District, Tanzania

Erasto Mang’enya, Enock Makupa


Tanzania has been implementing a project to reduce emission from
deforestation and degradation (REDD). The REDD pilot project has been
considered as a viable option in enhancing conservation and community
livelihoods. Moreover, the contribution of REDD to community livelihoods
has not been critically investigated. This study attempts to fill this
information gap by using a case study of Kondoa District. The study use
mixed methods to capture information from the field, including household
surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews.
Quantitative data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social
Science (SPSS), while descriptive and content analysis were used for
qualitative data. The findings reveal high awareness of the REDD pilot
project by the communities. It was further observed that the REDD project
has contributed income to the community from carbon sales, improved
agricultural production, and has introduced income generating activities.
The study concludes that for the REDD project to be successful, community
participation should be strengthened in planning and designing strategies
for the REDD project. It further suggests that for the REDD project to gain
more support from the community, tangible benefits and more income
generating activities should be given priority.

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