Social Forestry


Project Duration : 1991 to On going.

Funding Sources:
(i) World Food Program (WFP)
(ii) CAE, Bangladesh.
(iii) Forest Department.
(iv) TMSS.

From the beginning TMSS is working for the livelihood improvement of the poor and ultra poor women with emphasis on sustainable environment development. To re-in force these TMSS has started social forestry program operation in collaboration with WFP, GOB by active participation of vulnerable women group since 1989 at Bogra, Joypurhat, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Rangpur Districts.

Goal: The main objective of the project is to increase the overall tree resource of the country to check depletion forest resource to enhance conservation of forest, to reduce green house effect and sustainable management of tree resources through local community participation as well as to increase forest coverage & poverty alleviation.

a) To accomplish fallow forestation of available land, be that along the road side canal banks and Union Parishod’s land using participatory approaches following the benefit sharing mechanism.
b) To uplift the socio economic status of the poor community people by utilizing them in forestation program.
c) To ameliorate overall environmental situation of the countryside and in the project area in particular.

Total Beneficiaries: 7,350

Operational Area: 630 Villages of 30 Upazila of Rajshahi, Bogra, Joypurhat, Natore, Sirajgonj, Gaibandha & Dinajpur District.

Approach: Participatory Approach.

Core/Major Activities:

  • Area selection through participatory approaches
  • To make liaison with the Forestry Department & LG Authorities.
  • To motivate the community people towards social forestation
  • To create the employment opportunity for the rural ultra poor women through intensive plantation programme.
  • To ensure proper utilization of the fallow land.
  • To strengthen the vulnerable women group economically through involving them in the programme.
  • Achievements/Key Success (numbers against indicators)
    Sold Tree= 982
    Total Tree Plantation= 68930

    Special Award Obtained for Tree Plantation:
    (i) Hon. Prime Minister’s National Award 1997, 1st Place, Date: 24-03-1998.
    (ii) Hon. Chief Adviser’s National Award 2006, 1st Place, Date: 02-07-2007.
    (iii) Hon. Prime Minister’s National Award 2012, 2nd Place, Date: 04-07-2013.

    Office Location

    Office Address

    Head Office     :

    631/5, West Kazipara, Mirpur-10, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh

    Phone : +88-02-55073530, 55073586, 55073540, 9013659

    Email :

    TMSS Foundation Office     :

    Rangpur Road, Thengamara, Bogura-5800, Bangladesh

    Telephone: (+88051) 78569, 78975

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