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National Forest Programme Support Services to the South Africa Forestry Programme



DFID supports the forest sector in South Africa as an integrated part of a wider sustainable livelihoods programme. There were three key areas of activity of LTS support including completing the restructuring / privatisation process for the plantation resource; consolidation and progressing the organisational changes within the Chief Directorate of Forests; and identification and establishment of the enabling environment and modalities for an enterprise based approach to achieving improved rural livelihoods from forestry. LTS' work aimed to enhance the commercial opportunities and capabilities of previously disadvantaged people. The LTS National Forest Programme (NFP) support team provided guidance to the Policy & Strategy team on best practices for formulation and implementation of the NFP that brought together forestry stakeholders in South Africa and boosted the Chief Directorate of Forests' perceived role as a key player in forestry and local economic development.

Clients:
Department for International Development

Services:
Forest Governance

Geography:
South Africa

Date:
2003 - 2005

Keywords:
technical assistance, forests, governance, livelihoods, South Africa, Africa, DFID, NFP