National forest assessments - country projects
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Overview - Angola
Data on forestry resources in Angola are almost inexistent, obsolete, and constrained by the lack of capacity and the four decades long civil wars. The Instituto de Desenvolvimento Florestal (IDF) considers a national forest inventory critical to support the national policy processes and specialised expertise is demanded to plan and run data collection, analysis and dissemination. Users of data in the forestry sub-sector are demanding information on the state of the forestry resources in Angola: information that, for different reasons (wars, low technical capacity, etc) IDF could not provide timely.
This project on National Forestry Resources Assessment (NFA) is not only designed to seek for technical assistance, but also to help IDF set up a specialised structure and introduce a policy relevant and cost effective integrated approach for forestry resources assessment that takes into account the domestic needs of information as well as the international reporting requirements, thereby be able to provide data and information on the sub-sector to users (both local and international) on timely and regular basis.
The project is implemented through a UTF supported by a TCP for technical assistance and specialised equipment. The project duration is defined at 24 months.
2 December 2011 Angola's NFI benefits from FAO's Global Remote Sensing Survey [more]
2 February 2010 Collaboration entre Suivi et Evaluation des Ressources Forestières Nationales et l’Enquête par Télédétection : l’exemple de l’Angola [more]
1 February 2010 National Forest Monitoring and Assessment and FRA2010 Remote Sensing Survey programs: collaboration on the Angola example [more]
- Tomás Pedro Caetano
Director Geral do Instituto de Desenvolvimento Florestal (IDF) - Ministério da Agricultura e do Desenvolvemto Rural (MINADER)
- Mateus André
National Project Coordinator
- Selmi Khemaies
- Ministério da Agricultura e do Desenvolviemto Rural - MINADER
(IDF-MINADER; DNAPF-MINADER; DNDR-MINADER)
- Ministério das Finanças - MINFIN
- Ministério do Urbanismo e Ambiente - MINUA
(INOTU-MINUA; DNRN-MINUA; IGCA-MINUA)
- Ministério da Assistência e Reinserção Social - MINARS
- Ministério do Interior - MININT
- Ministério do Planeamento - MINPLAN
- Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia – MINCIT