This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R6709: Sustainable management of miombo
woodland by local communities in Malawi.
Appropriate methods, better knowledge of product demand, and improved
understanding of the factors that determine villagers' abilities to
manage the miombo woodlands in eastern and southern Africa, have now
been developed. Preliminary guidelines for the management of the three
types of miombo forests (low altitude dry, montane/hill, and wet
plateau) are now being used by government and NGOs in Malawi. Guidelines
on the harvesting of non-timber products have also been produced, and
awareness raised within target communities. Although abundant, miombo
trees are slow-growing and were long thought unsuitable for cultivation,
but these indigenous woodlands harbour a diversity of tree species
producing lumber and valuable non-timber products such as poles,
firewood, ropes, wild fruits, honey, reeds, bamboos, and medicinal
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.
FRP14, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 45.