Africa's First Community-Owned FSC Certified Sawmill for Sustainable Hardwoods From Natural Forests

The Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative has announced that some of the world’s poorest people have opened up a new and lucrative source of revenue through Tanzania's first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified community-owned sawmill. This is set to triple the incomes that rural villages are able to generate from responsibly managing their natural forests. It will contribute towards local economic empowerment and create incentives for forest conservation; this will help to meet global climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals.

For further information on this exciting development the full press release is available online or as a PDF download.