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Welcome to The Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission is a parastatal under the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MECTHI).  The Commission was created in 1957 through the Forest Act (Cap 19:05).  The organisation derives its mandate from the Forest Act (Cap 19:05) and the Communal Land Forest Produce Act (Cap 19:04), two pieces of legislation that make provisions for the development, conservation, protection and sustainable utilization of all forest resources for the socio-economic development of Zimbabwe.

 Forests not only contribute to economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction, but they also support other key sectors of the economy such as Energy, Agriculture, Tourism and the role of forests in conserving and protecting important water sources is critical for domestic and industrial water demands including hydro-electric power generation. 




TREE OF THE YEAR 2020
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TREE OF THE YEAR 2020

TREE OF THE YEAR 2020 Botanical name: Adansonia digitata English name: African Baobab Shona name: Muuyu Ndebele name: Umkhomo Tonga Name: Mubuyu Background The tree is very majestic and massive, usually more than 20 m...

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TREE OF THE YEAR 2019
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TREE OF THE YEAR 2019

Botanical name: Garcinia buchananii English name:     Granite garcinia / Granite mangosteen Shona Name:      Mutunduru Description of the tree Garcinia buchananii is a small evergreen tree which reaches 4 to 8 meters in height at maturity,...

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Zimbabwe Tree of the Year 2018
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Zimbabwe Tree of the Year 2018

Names: English jackal-berry, swamp ebony, and African ebony Botanical: Diospyros mespiliformis. Shona: Musuma, Mushuma. Ndebele: Umdlauzo/Umsuma Other languages: Ntoma/Mgula(shangaan), mushumha (ndau), musuma (Venda),  DESCRIPTION The generic name Diospyros means ‘divine pear’, and the specific name...

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NGAMO-SIKUMI REDD+ PILOT PROJECT

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NGAMO-SIKUMI REDD+ PILOT PROJECT

I) OVERVIEW The Government of Zimbabwe carried out the Hwange Sanyati Biodiversity Corridor (HSBC) Project with the assistance of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank over a five-year period, which started in...