FOSA Country Report - The Gambia







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Forestry Outlook Study

for Africa (FOSA)

The Gambia

Lamin Bojang

Please note that the views expressed in this paper reflect those of the authors and should not be attributed to any of the institutions.

This paper has been minimally edited for clarity and style.

Table of Contents


1.1. Objectives of the country paper

1.2. General background of the country

Chapter 2. The change drivers

2.1. Economic and social context

2.2. Economic Performance and policies

2.3. Policy and institutional changes in the forestry sector

2.4. Development in the agriculture sector

2.5. Industrial policy and developments

2.6. Change in energy use

2.7. Developments in infrastructure and communications

2.8. Trade liberalisation

Chapter 3. FORESTRY SECTOR IN 2020

3.1. State of Forests and Plantations

3.2. The Gambia’s biodiversity: status and trends

3.3. State of Forest Industries

3.4. Social and Economic Implications

3.5. Forestry and the environment

3.6. Institutional Framework for Forestry

Chapter 4. Change facilitation
4.1. Forestry sector

4.2. Policy and institutional arrangements required to address the following issues:

4.3. Changes required within the forestry sector and outside the forestry sector

4.4. Investment requirements in forestry

4.5. Technological Changes

4.6. Feasibility of the change

4.7. Role and responsibilities


Annex 1. The Population of The Gambia (1901 – 2027).

Annex 2. Personnel status and long-term demand

Annex 3. FD training demands and costs

Annex 4. Organisational Chart of the Forestry Department