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17
Jan 2022

Overview of Forest Resources in Zimbabwe In Zimbabwe, forest resources are under constant pressure and are called upon to produce useful forest products, environmental services, wildlife habitat, recreation, and opportunities for livelihoods. Many of these demands conflict with one another – for example, the need to convert forested land to agricultural production in Zimbabwe due to the increasing demand for food and fuel is a threat to the use of natural forests as carbon sinks. Conflicting demands increase as the human population continues to grow, income levels and wood and food consumption......

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17
Jan 2022

Land cover Map for the project area The Forestry Commission Mapping and inventory unit developed a land cover map for the project area. The map was developed from Sentinel 2 satellite imagery for 2017.The processing was carried out using Google Earth Engine platform. Geospatial tool For easy data sharing , a Google earth engine was developed that allows the user to view the land cover and generate the statistics at ward level. The link to the app : https://andersonmuchawona.users.earthengine.app/view/zambezi-valley–biodiversity-project-land-cover–map–2017 Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) provide a unique long-term re-measurement......

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17
Jan 2022

The unit is responsible for monitoring the Nation’s Forest resources and compiling the information to be used for management , planning and decision making. The unit produced the 1992 and 2017 land cover maps, and it is currently finalising the 2020 land cover map. The unit conduct satellite data analysis, namely land sat and sentinel 2 .It uses Geographical information system and Remote sensing techniques to monitor forest resources in Zimbabwe. Over the years the unit produce several land cover maps for different stakeholders at project level .The data and information generated......

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24
Nov 2021

Introduction Forests provide environmental goods and services, food security, income and jobs through the sale of timber and non-timber forest products (Berrahmouni et al. 2015). However, management of forest resources is associated with complex dynamics related to social, economic and political considerations (Bugembe 2016). The deepening poverty and food insecurity levels increase the dependence of rural and urban communities on forest resources (Pritchard et al. 2020). Download the Institutional arrangements and collective action evidence from forest management in Zimbabwe...

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12
Nov 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS- FC/CONCE01/21 Forestry Commission invites proposals from bidders who are reputable, experienced and with verifiable track record registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe and National Social Security Authority Forestry Commission is requesting for proposals and profiles from interested parties for consideration in an opportunity to run a (1) Timber concession of approximately 3600m3 at Mzolo forest in Binga District. Closing date: 3 December 2021 at: 1000hrs Interested bidders may submit their proposals including Company profiles showing proof of their eligibility. Further information and bid documents can be obtained......

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12
Nov 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR COMMERCIAL LEASE TENDER NUMBER: FC/LEASE02/2021 Tender to Lease and develop Kazuma hunting and forest camp and utilisation of the hunting quota located in the Matabeleland North Province Open for proposals CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2021 CLOSES AT: 1000HRS ZIMBABWE TIME Submission Address: The General Manager, Forestry Commission-Procurement Management Unit, at Forestry Commission Building, 71 Fife Street, Bulawayo COST OF TENDER DOCUMENT: NON REFUNDABLE FEE OF ZW$2000.00 SUBMIT THREE COPIES OF TENDER DOCUMENTS Website:www.forestry.co.zw...

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12
Nov 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FC/CONCE02/21 Forestry Commission invites bids from contractors who are reputable, experienced and with verifiable track record registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe and National Social Security Authority. The request for proposals is for : Harvesting of approximately 3800m3 indigenous hardwood timber along the Gwayi-Shangani pipeline as it passes through the gazetted forests; Sikumi, Ngamo, Gwaai, Franklands, Umzibane, Batley, Grants and Umgusa Closing date: 19 November 2021 at: 1000hrs Interested bidders are invited to submit a comprehensive proposal for the above. The pipeline distance is divided into 2;......

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16
Mar 2020
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 January 2015. The project covers an area of 5.7 million ha in the northwestern part of the country. Its overall objective is “to develop land use and resource management capacity of managers and communities in the Hwange Sanyati Biological Corridor of Zimbabwe” and has the following components: Improving the management of protected areas and their buffer zones;......

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17
Dec 2019

Executive Summary Forestry Commission (FC) is currently implementing one of the Hwange Sanyati Biological Corridor Project (HSBCP) components dedicated to improving forestry and land management. HSBCP seeks to support the ecological health of the biological corridor through a series of interventions to strengthen the land use and resource management capacity of managers and communities. Download the full PDF (ESMP FOR WOOD DRYING KILN WB EDITS 2 DEC CLEANED VERSION FF) document here....

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