Participatory Plantation Forestry Programme 2 is a four-year (1 November 2019 – 31 October 2023) bilateral development cooperation programme between the governments of Tanzania and Finland. The total budget of the Government of Finland (GoF) for the programme is EUR 9,340,000. The budget of the Government of Tanzania (GoT) budget is EUR 470,000. This money is provided as an “in-kind” contribution.
The impact statement of the programme is the same as it was in Phase 1: “to promote sustainable and inclusive plantation forestry that contributes to Tanzania’s economic growth and alleviates poverty”. Phase 2 aims to strengthen the initiatives and achievements of Phase 1 and to ensure their ongoing sustainability. The intended outcome of PFP 2 is to see that a socially sensitive, environmentally sustainable, financially profitable plantation forestry sector, including tree growers and SMEs, as well as their organisations and service providers, exists in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. In addition, the rights of vulnerable groups will be safeguarded and their participation in the forestry value chain supported.