Wood Energy Catalogue

The State of Forestry in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges (2019)


This report provides a broad overview of some most pressing concerns in the forestry sector of Africa. It has one chapter on production and use of biofuels in Sub-Saharan Africa, which covers: a) Scale of production and use of different biofuels; b) Potential for increased biofuel production; c) Biofuels production and greenhouse gases; d) Biofuels production, deforestation, food security and gender considerations, and e) Factors that will shape the biofuel industry.

The other chapters include 1) The role of certification in accelerating sustainable forest management 2) Tree germplasm in Africa; 3) The status and trends of forest pests and diseases and their management; 4) Climate change challenges and opportunities in African forestry.

Forestry sector overview, Africa, biofuel, biodiesel, bioethanol, production, potential, deforestation, certification, SFM, GHG, climate change
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
African Forest Forum (Nairobi, Kenya)
Funding agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)