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Water and Forestry Support Programme



The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) is responsible for managing South Africa's water and forestry resources and for reversing historic patterns of management detrimental to the interests of the poor. As an integrated part of a wider sustainable livelihoods programme, DFID has supported the forest sector in South Africa for over a decade. LTS' support to the WFSP covered four key areas of activity - completion of the restructuring / privatisation process for the plantation resource, consolidation of organisational changes within the Chief Directorate of Forests, identification and establishment of the enabling environment and modalities for an enterprise based approach to achieving improved rural livelihoods from forestry, and review and re-design of an NFP process. Our work aimed to enhance the commercial opportunities and capabilities of previously disadvantaged people.

Clients:
Department for International Development

Services:
Water, Forest Governance

Geography:
South Africa

Date:
2003 - 2005

Keywords:
DFID, Water, livelihoods, forests, management, governance, Forest Governance, support