State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in Mozambique


Prepared for
The SADC Regional Workshop on Forest and Tree Genetic Resources
5-9 June 2000, Arusha, Tanzania

By
Alima A.K. Issufo

May 2002

Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division, Rome
Forestry Department
Working Paper FGR/30E
FAO, Rome, Italy

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Disclaimer

The Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers report on issues and activities in related to the conservation, sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources. The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going activities and programmes, and to stimulate discussion.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Quantitative information regarding the status of forest resources has been compiled according to sources, methodologies and protocols identified and selected by the authors, for assessing the diversity and status of genetic resources. For standardized methodologies and assessments on forest resources, please refer to FAO, 2001. State of the World’s Forests 2001; and to FAO, 2001. Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA2000). FAO Forestry Paper No 140. Official information can also be found at the FAO Internet site (http://www.fao.org/forestry/Forestry.asp).

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Pierre Sigaud, Forestry Officer (Forest Genetic Resources)
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
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00100 Rome, Italy
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For quotation:

Issufo, Alima A.K. 2002. State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in Mozambique. Prepared for the SADC Regional Workshop on forest and tree genetic resources, 5-9 June 2000, Arusha, Tanzania. Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers, Working Paper FGR/30E Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).


Table of Contents


1. SOCIAL-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE CONSERVATION, UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES

1.1. STATUS OF FOREST RESOURCES
1.2. UTILIZATION OF TREES
1.3. IDENTIFICATION OF THREATS
1.4. LINKS BETWEEN THE FORESTRY SECTOR AND FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES

2. PAST AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES IN CONSERVATION, UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES

2.1. DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SEED FOR AGROFORESTRY AND AFFORESTATION PROGRAMMES
2.2. IN SITU CONSERVATION
2.3. EX SITU CONSERVATION

2.3.1. Seed conservation
2.3.2. Medicinal plant conservation

2.4. TREE IMPROVEMENT

3. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

3.1. INSTITUTIONS
3.2. POLICY
3.3. STRATEGY ON FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES
3.4. LINKS WITH OTHER INITIATIVES

4. IDENTIFICATION OF NATIONAL PRIORITIES

5. SIDE ACTIVITIES

5.1. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
5.2. RESEARCH

6. PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: list of abbreviations and acronyms
Appendix 2: value and use of important species at national level
Appendix 3: management and location of genetic resources by species and population
Appendix 4: level of security and nature of threats to the integrity of genetic resources of priority species
Appendix 5: list of priority species for conservation, improvement or seed procurement
Appendix 6: important species of Mozambique