About Us

The Tanzania Forest Services Agency Eastern zone was officially started operating its activities in the zone in the financial year 2012/13 and has coordinated all forestry activities in the zone (Pwani, Morogoro and D’salaam) aiming at enhancing the management and conservation of forest and bee resources for sustainable supply of quality forest and bee products and services

The Eastern Zone administers and manages 17 forest working stations (15 Districts and two Nature Reserves), 117 Forest Reserves (of 1,546,003.7 Ha including 83,401.60 Ha of mangroves) within Morogoro, Pwani and Dar es Salaam regions. The productive forest reserves (not under-utilization) covers1,266,316.6 (81.9%), while protective forests cover 279,687.1 Ha (18.1%). The general forest lands within village governments are also managed in collaboration with District Council Authorities. The zone has 3 proposed bee reserves, 3 apiaries and one Queen layering Centre. The zone is capacitated with 192 staff of different cadres, 28 vehicles (18 Land cruisers, 6 pickups and 4 Lories, though in high running cost. Only one is new) and annual budgets ranging between 2.5 to 3 bill (TShs.). The zone also owns one grader, one tractor and 45 motorbikes, of which 35 are new. Six districts of the zone do not have office buildings.

TFS (EZ) Objectives

TFS Eastern Zone is implementing business plans derived from strategic plans of (July 2010 – June 2013 and July 2013-June 2019) with the following main objectives;

  • Reduction of HIV/AIDS Infections and Support to Staff Living with HIV/AIDS,
  • Enhancement of Good Governance and Gender Balance,
  • Strengthening of Institutional Capacity; and
  • Improvement of Forest and Bee Resource Base and Ecosystem;

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. To fight against HIV/AIDS infections and institute good forest governance and gender balance
  2. To sustainably manage and develop forest and bee resource base in protected and general forest lands. Thus improving Forest and Bee Resource Base and Ecosystem
  3. To establish new forest and bee reserves, forest plantation and apiaries
  4. To enforce forest laws and regulations to ensure forest resource dealers and other stake holders do comply
  5. To provide forest and beekeeping extension services to all levels of stakeholder
  6. To prepare plans, budgets, reports and coordinate, supervising, monitor and evaluate performance of implemented TFS activities
  7. To collect forestry and beekeeping revenues
  8. To administer human and financial resources, and safeguarding TFS-EZ assets
  9. To involve and collaborate with District Authorities, adjacent communities and other stakeholders in managing and developing forest and bee resources
  10. To institute alternative Income Generating Sources, develop ecotourism
  11. To enhance capacity building by constructing and maintaining buildings, smooth running of vehicles, plants, motorbikes and offices