The Zimbabwe Forestry Commission is a parastatal under the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate.
It contributes to national socio-economic development through regulation and capacity enhancement in the utilization and management of forest resources.
To be a world-class leader in the sustainable management and utilisation of forest resources in Zimbabwe.
To contribute to national socio-economic development through effective regulation and capacity enhancement in the sustainable utilisation and management of forest resources.
Its mandate is derived from the Forest Act (Chapter 19.05 as amended in 1999) and the Communal Lands Forest Produce Act ( Chapter 20 of 1987), which provides for the Regulation of Forestry Sector; Forestry Extension, Management of gazetted forests; Forestry Research and Training; and Income Generation. The mission behind its formation is to promote the sustainable management and development of the nation’s forest. The industry is based on research training, tree planting, extension and conservation and investment in forestry and commerce.
- Passion for the environment is the driving force in all our endeavours.
- As a regulatory organisation, we have an overriding commitment to sustainable utilisation and management of forest resources.
- Our primary measure of success is sustainable utilisation and management of forest resources.
- As an organisation we cherish team professionalism and efficiency.
- In all our operations we are guided by transparency, accountability and integrity.
- We are always conscious of our employees and the communities in which we operate.
- We value creativity, innovation and networking.
- We do not lose sight of our vision in all that we do.