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Forest plantations and woodlots in the Eastern and North Eastern African countries - a regional overview

Author(s) Chamshama, S.A.O.
Year of publication 2011
This report presents the current status, challenges, opportunities and options for developing, as well as ensuring better management of, existing forest plantations and woodlots in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The objective is to explore opportunities to turn the forest plantations and woodlots sub-sector into an attractive option for both public and private sector investments, as well as to individual farmers, while at the same time contributing to sustainable forest management. We also discuss forest and tree tenure, incentives, wood supply and demand, forest royalties and other revenues, processing of produce and socio economic and environmental contributions of forests. Data were mainly obtained by desk studies and to a lesser extent field visits. This study was plagued by incomplete, outdated and often unreliable data in all the study countries. This limitation not withstanding, it is the belief and conviction of the consultants that have been involved with the study that the information obtained and analysed reasonably well reflects the actual situation in the study countries.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
African Forest Forum
Arid lands, Tropical
Forest Type
Planted forest
Primary Designated Function