REDD+ in Yaeda Valley – Tanzania // GO BACK

The Yaeda Valley REDD+ project strengthens land tenure, management capacity and local natural resource management in two Hadzabe hunter-gatherer communities in Northern Tanzania, thereby contributing to local and international conservation aims.

Actively Contributes to


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Good Health

Food Security

Economic Development

Quality Education

Gender Equality

This project works with hunter-gatherer Hadza (or Hadzabe) and pastoralist communities in Mongo Wa Mono and Domanga villages. By working in conjunction with traditional leaders, elected village governments and a team of community members, Carbon Tanzania (CT) has established a results-based PES system through the sale of ex-post Plan Vivo Certificates (PVCs).

This REDD+ project strengthens land tenure, management capacity and local natural resource management, and diversifies local incomes. Successful avoided deforestation is achieved through a series of interventions including reinforcing the implementation of the approved village land use plan and associated village by-laws, improving forest conservation and management activities and addressing the primary driver of deforestation, slash and burn agriculture.

The community members are trained to patrol and report any land use change and / or poaching activities which contribute to tackling illegal land intrusion and resulting land conversion at both local and district level.


Mongo wa Mono, Domanga and Yaeda Chini villages, Northern Tanzania

Operational Since:


Project Coordinator:

Carbon Tanzania.

PVCS Issued to date:


Area of land under management:

34,073 ha


3 communities

Project interventions:

Avoided deforestation with the Hadzabe hunter-gatherer communities by implementing land use plans within the greater landscape, creating protected zones, pastoralist and agricultural zones.

Registration in 2013

Verified in 2018




Project Location

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December 2016 | Carbon Tanzania is highlighted by Mongabay as a successful project that support community-led protection of traditional forests. Read more here.

March 2015 | March 2015 | New 101 Visions film documents Carbon Tanzania’s work with the Hadza tribe.

March 2015 | Signed agreement forming the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative (NTRI) of which Carbon Tanzania is a core partner. NTRI has been created to allow a multi organisational (skills) approach to land management with Carbon Tanzania providing for value-added innovation to pastoralist and hunter-gatherer lands. Read more.

May 2014 | Completion of the Haidom Hospital Fund. The Haidom Hospital is the closest medical facility for the Hadzabe, Carbon Tanzania and Dorobo Safaris wanted to ensure there was always enough in the fund to allow Hadzabe to get free medical treatment. Haidom are also willing to allow the fund to go into negative balance knowing that funds will be paid subsequently. Read more.