Our History

Savannas Forever Tanzania (SFTZ) is a Tanzanian charitable non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2006.

SFTZ is a research and development organization that uses research to measure the impact of development projects and to use information to build learning networks that connect rural communities and their stakeholders in the private, public and charitable organizations at local, national and international levels.

SFTZ integrates quantitative and qualitative methods that measure outcomes related to socio-economics, public health, nutrition and diet, anthropometric measures, institutional analyses, HIV/AIDS, natural resource use, gender differences, education, livestock and agricultural production, conservation and food security to help alleviate poverty and sustain natural resources, villages and wildlife in rural Tanzania.

The SFTZ research team conducts surveys and focus groups, a local research staff guided by principal investigators who are international and national experts from major Universities who guide research design, and analysis.