The government says the current review of the Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) framework will ensure sustainable management and utilisation of natural resources by communities including small-holder farmers.

Speaking on the sidelines of the national CAMPFIRE stakeholder review workshop in the capital, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate Ambassador Grace Mutandiro said the review process will assist to empower communities and strengthen governance frameworks for natural resources management.

President of Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, Mr Emmanuel Fundira said the review process of the CAMPFIRE framework was long overdue considering its benefits to the communities.

The current CAMPFIRE framework has been operational for the past 25 years and is no longer working well due to many changes that have taken place locally and globally.