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FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA - African Forests: A view to 2020
 (2003), EN/FR , 92pp Click to view pdf version
This summary report on the Forestry Outlook Study for Africa provides an overview of the probable directions of development of the forest sector in Africa to the year 2020. It outlines the potentials and challenges in the sustainable management of forest resources taking into account policy, institutional, demographic, economic, technological and environmental changes. Examining the impact of driving forces and probable scenarios, it gives an indication of what may happen in the next two decades if the present trends persist. Also outlined are priorities and strategies to enhance the forest sector's contribution to societal welfare.
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Click to view report Forestry Sector Outlook Studies -  FOSA/RP/03
FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA
Subregional Report - North Africa
 (2003), EN , 58pp Click to view pdf version
This report provides an overview of emerging trends in forestry in North Africa in the context of current and probable future economic, social, institutional and technological changes in the subregion. Notwithstanding certain differences, the countries of the North Africa subregion have a number of common features. Almost all of them come under the broad category of low forest-cover countries, and the ecological conditions are such that biomass productivity is very low. In a way this has made the subregion highly dependent on imports to meet the demand for most wood products. Except for Mauritania and the Sudan, the overall economic conditions in the subregion in terms of per capita income and poverty are far better than in other African subregions.
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Click to view report Forestry Sector Outlook Studies -  FOSA/RP/04
FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA - Subregional Report - Central Africa
 (2003), EN , 62pp Click to view pdf version
This report provides an overview of the long-term trends in forestry in Central Africa in the context of current and emerging economic, social, institutional and technological changes in the subregion, as well as outside influences. Central Africa is the most forest-rich subregion in Africa and is thus a major object of divergent and conflicting interests. In recent years it has become the foremost source of tropical timber in Africa. As the second largest block of tropical forest in the world, it is also critical in conserving biological diversity and mitigating global climate change.
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Click to view report Forestry Sector Outlook Studies -  FOSA/RP/05
FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA - Subregional report - East Africa
 (2003), EN , 54pp Click to view pdf version
The East Africa subregion comprises of the continental countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda and the island countries of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Differences in their ecological and socio-economic conditions will continue to have an impact on forests and forestry in the countries in the subregion. This report describes the long-term outlook for the development of the forest sector in East Africa, taking account of current and emerging economic, social, institutional and technological changes.
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FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA - Subregional Report - West Africa
 (2003), EN , 70pp Click to view pdf version
The West Africa subregion has a number of unique characteristics as regards economic development in general and forestry development in particular. It has a long history of forest management, in some countries dating back to almost a century, and there are considerable opportunities to learn from successes and failures. This report provides an overview of the trends in forestry in West Africa in the context of current and emerging economic, social, institutional and technological changes in the subregion as well as those at the global and regional levels.
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Forestry Outlook Study for Africa: Subregional Report - Southern Africa
 (2003), EN , 80pp
This report examines the long term prospects of forests and forestry in Southern Africa. Southern Africa has a number of unique features stemming from its specific ecological, economic, socio-cultural and historical setting. It has demonstrated what could be done to develop a vibrant forest industry even in a situation of limited natural resources. As the subregional adapts to the emerging changes, the forestry situation is bound to be influenced directly and indirectly by the global, regional and country level developments. This report provides an account of the current situation, the driving forces and what is likely to happen upto the year 2020 if the present tendencies persist. The report also outlines what may be done to improve the situation, especially in the context of the pervasive problems of poverty and environmental degradation facing the countries in the subregion.
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