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ACT Amazonian Cooperation Treaty
AFWC African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
ATO African Timber Organization
CAM Crassulacean Acid Metabolism
CAMPFIRE Communal Areas Management Programme For Indigenous Resources
CATIE Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Centreculture Research and
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBFM Community based forest management
CBFRM Community-based forestry resource management
CBNRM Community-based natural resource management
CCAB-AP Consejo Centro Americano de Bosques y Áreas Protegidas
CF Community forest
CFMA Community Forest Management Agreement (The Gambia)
CIFOR Centre for International Forestry Research
CILSS Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
DANIDA Danish International Development Aid
DWNP Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Botswana)
EC LNV National Reference Centre for Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States Community of West African States E
EFAP Ethiopian Forestry Action Programme
ESRA Economic and Social Reform (Swaziland)
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FaWDA Forestry and Wildlife Development Authority
FINNIDA Finnish International Development Agency
FNC Forests National Corporation (Sudan)
FPLP Forest Policy and Legislation Project (Swaziland)
FRA Forest Resource Assessment of FAO
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GIS Geographical Information Services
GNI Gross National Income
GNP Gross National Product
GPS Global Positioning System
GTZ Deutsche Gezellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeitung
ICPD Integrated Conservation and Development Project
ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre (formerly International Centre for Research in Agroforestry)
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
IPGRI International Plan Genetic Resources Institute
IRDC International Rural Development Currents
ISP Internet service providers
ITC International Trade Centre
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
IUCN World Conservation Union
JFM Joint Forest Management
JMA Joint Management Agreement (Tanzania)
MEDaC Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation - Ethiopia
MTEC Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Communication (Swaziland)
MoA Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia
Nfp National forest programme
NFPAs National Forestry Priority Areas
NGO Non-governmental Organisation
NGPME Natural Gum Processing and Marketing Enterprise
NTFP Non-timber forest products
NWFP Non-wood forest products
ODA Overseas Development Administration
PA Protected areas
PCFMA Preliminary Community Forest Management Agreement (The Gambia)
PF Primary forest
PRA Participatory Rapid Appraisal
PRSP Poverty reduction strategy programmes
PSPs Permanent Sample Plots
RIL Reduced Impact Logging
SADC Southern Africa Development Community
SADC-ELMS SADC's Environmental and Land Management System
SEAMEO Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
SEARCA SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
SFM Sustainable Forest Management
SIDA Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
SNTC Swaziland National Trust Commission
SSA Sub-Saharan Africa
TCA Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica
TFAP Tropical Forest Action Plan
TLA Tribal Land Act (Botswana)
TRFs Tropical Rain Forests
UNCCD Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNICEF United Nations International Children's Fund
USD United States Dollar
VFA Village Forest Area (Tanzania)
WB World Bank
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature


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