Tanzania scoping study on the forestry sector
Scoping Study of the Forestry Sector for the purpose of including the industry in Revenue Disclosure through the Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
The TEITI Multi-stakeholder Group decided to look into the revenues from the forestry sector. Forestry is covered within the EITI framework in countries such as Liberia. In this context, the Multi-stakeholder Group authorized the preparation of a scoping study on the forestry sector in Tanzania. The scoping study is meant to assist the TEITI Multi- stakeholder Group in assessing the possibility of including forestry in EITI implementation. The scoping study, which is put together by a team of consultants from Green Advocates International (Liberia), is prepared following meetings in Dar es Salaam with government officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), the Tanzania Forestry Service (TFS), the Tanzania Revenue Agency (TRA) and the Tanzania Ports Authority. Field work was carried out in Lindi, Mtwara and Iringa Regions. In the field, meetings were held with TFS, district officials responsible for revenue collection, management of Sao Hill plantation, dealers and representatives of Green Resources Limited and Mufindi Paper Mill.