Fifteen country papers were written by participants from the following Anglophone African countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition, all papers were analyzed and the main observations appear in section 3.2.
Papers provided a broad overview of various issues related to secondary forests in Anglophone African countries; furthermore, they were meant to provide-up-to-date information of this resource to enable a regional synthesis to be made on tropical secondary forests in the region. Papers are now a useful source of information on the general status of secondary forests in tropical Anglophone Africa and allowed participants in the workshop to be informed about the most current situation of this resource, including its extent, status, management, policies and institutional settings that affect their development and management. These papers also provide information on the ecological and socio-economic benefits that secondary forests offer to the African population.
9 Country papers were written by selected forestry professionals or from other related disciplines from those countries listed. Although each paper was thoroughly reviewed, each corresponding author is directly responsible for its contents.