A strategy for the forest sector in sub-Saharan Africa
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CTA. 1995. A strategy for the forest sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Spore 58. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A strategy for the forest sector in suh-Saharan Africa by N Sharma S Rietbergen, C Heimo and J Patel 1994
Forests and trees are important natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The sustainable use and conservation of these resources is essential for the region's economic security. But Africa is now witnessing a steady decline in forest resources because of wasteful deforestation. During the 1980s the region lost seven percent of its forest cover. Tropical moist forests in West and Central Africa, in particular, are disappearing at an alarming rate of nearly two million hectares each year. The underlying theme of the strategy described in this document is that the fate of Africa's natural resources, including forests, is ultimately linked to the fate of Africa's economic development. The former cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the latter. Rather, forest resource management and socio-economic development in the region must go hand in hand. A strategy for the forest sector in suh-Saharan Africa by N Sharma S Rietbergen, C Heimo and J Patel 1994 World Bank Technical Paper 251 69pp ISBN 0 8213 2880 8 The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N. W Washington, D. C. 20433, USA