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PART 4: Follow up recommendations

Energy is an important factor towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Recording wood energy supply and consumption patterns is essential for development planning. It reveals areas where people rely on non-conventional energy sources, highlights poverty issues and illustrates environmental problems that may contribute to vulnerability.

The thematic geo-statistical layers produced with this WISDOM exercise and reported in this paper represent the beginning of an analytical process that will hopefully support a further level of analysis at national, sub-national levels. Further WISDOM analyses at these levels should be designed to support energy, forestry and development policies, while serving as a reference for regional and global wood energy mapping. To this end, it is important to improve the data gathering and statistics available to analysts and policy makers alike.

It is recommended that FAO and other national agencies:

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