Energy, forestry, and natural resources activities in the Africa region.

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Published by Bureau for Africa, Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • Africa.


  • United States. Agency for International Development. Bureau for Africa.,
  • Energy development -- Africa.,
  • Energy policy -- Africa.,
  • Economic development projects -- Africa.,
  • Environmental policy -- Africa.,
  • Economic assistance, American -- Africa.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

LC ClassificationsHD9502.A492 E54 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 152 p. ;
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2664832M
LC Control Number85602342

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Forests are one of Africa's most important natural resources, both for the influence they have in the continent's ecology and for their economic benefits. For thousands of years, the forests have provided habitats for a wide range of plants and have also served as a source of food, fuel, building materials, and trade goods for humans.

In the Middle East and North Africa Region, forest resources are generally limited, as is their contribution to GDP, and it is for this reason their importance is often overlooked. However, forestry ' s contribution to natural resource and environmental management. West Africa has a rich natural resource base that includes soil, forest, rangeland, and freshwater and marine resources.

Increased pressure on these resources from the rapidly growing population is compounded by the region’s vulnerability to climate shocks such as recurrent drought and rising sea levels.

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+Eighth African Development Forum (ADF-VIII) Governing and Harnessing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October Forest Resources Issues Paper 4 African Union African Development Bank Economic Commission for Africa Distr.: GENERAL ECA/ADF/8/5 19 October Original: ENGLISH.

Africa’s production forests can be considered sustainably managed (Blaser et al., ). Over-harvesting of woodfuel and non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) is also contributing to forest degradation in certain locations close to markets. We find that Africa’s forests are closely linked with green economy in the region but.

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Preamble. Recalling that the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) for Africa is a autonomous, non-profit, scientific organization operational in Member States of Africa with a mandate to co-ordinate policy research and dialogue and recommend strategies for promoting food, agriculture and natural resources sectors in Africa by.

the region of Eastern and Southern Africa 2, the NRGF seeks to heighten its applicability by providing a guide for assess-ing and strengthening natural resources governance at mul-tiple levels in varied contexts.

This paper on key issues for NRGF in the East and South African region is a preliminary in the process of scoping in the region. The U.S. Agency for International Development‘s regional mission in East Africa (USAID/EA) and contributing USAID bilateral missions in the region have partnered with the U.S.

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Forestry Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources PO BoxLusaka, Zambia Tel: 16 38/61 31; Fax: 16 38 [email protected] Zambia has an estimated population of million people with an annual growth rate of % which is considered to be very high and has an effect on the forest resources.

Guinea forest of West Africa and Eastern Arc mountain forests in East Africa are recognized as biodiversity hotspots.

The Congo Basin, the second largest contiguous expanse of tropical rainforest in. provide an overview of the actual and potential impacts of climate change on forest and rangeland resources in southern Africa, review related efforts under way in the countries and the region to respond to climate change, and identify areas of potential cooperation among countries in the region.

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International (mostly French) capital dominates the economy, but the Central African Republic has. The exploitation of natural resources is the use of natural resources for economic growth, sometimes with a negative connotation of accompanying environmental started to emerge on an industrial scale in the 19th century as the extraction and processing of raw materials (such as in mining, steam power, and machinery) developed much further than it had in preindustrial areas.

natural and anthropogenic systems, including the commercial forestry sector in South Africa (Forestry SA, ). Of particular concern in this regard is the rate and magnitude of global warming over the last decade that resulted in more frequent insect and disease.

In South Africa, % of the country’s landmass is covered by natural forests – around half a million hectares (ha) with a further 39 million ha covered by savannah woodland systems. Together, our natural forests and savannah woodland systems contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity, the protection of our soil and the.

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