African forests and forestry: an overview

Forests and woodlands cover vast areas of Africa, representing a substantial percentage of global forest cover. Tropical moist forests in Central and parts of West Africa and woodlands in Southern ...

Forest-livestock interactions in West Africa.

The Sahel is a climatic zone that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea with a width of 400 km to 600 km from North to South and a rainfall ranging from 100 to 600 mm. This zone is chara...

The forest-livestock interface. Policy Brief No. 7

About 40 million people in the world, almost half of them African pastoralists, depend almost entirely on livestock for their livelihoods. Animal husbandry on rangelands produces about 23 % of the ...

Swedish-African forest relations

In the first phase of the project “Lessons learnt on Sustainable Forest Management in Africa” (SFM I, 2002–2005) – funded by Sida and carried out jointly by the African Forest Research Network (AFO...

Newsletter Vol 5 Issue 4 EN & FR

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY It is with great pleasure that the African Forest Forum brings you this special edition of our October 2015 newsletter. This newsletter has a strong focus on th...

Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 1 EN

Message from the Executive Secretary I am pleased to share with you our AFF e-newsletter. Since our last newsletter, there have been several new and exciting stories to share with the African fores...

AFF Website Analysis Report

The African Forest Forum (AFF) website serves as a knowledge and information hub on African forestry for its members and stakeholders. It avails knowledge on priority issues that are critical for t...

Evaluation of the sustainability of participatory management of forest plantations: the case study of Wari-Maro Forest Reserve, Republic of Benin. In Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255409

This study assessed ecological and socio-economic impacts of a participatory forest management project in the Republic of Benin. The study focused on the Wari-Maro Forest Reserve and the ‘Proj...

An assessment of the forest regeneration potential of the taungya system of farming in Oyo State, south-western Nigeria. In Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255425Vol. 79, 2017.

Balancing forest regeneration and meeting food and fibre needs of Nigeria’s ever-increasing population challenges is imperative to her sustainable development. Two methods of artificial forest...

The characteristics of financing arrangements for the production and marketing of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) butter in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017.DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255403

Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) butter is an important internationally recognised economic commodity because of its food and medicinal potentials. However, access to finance for small-scale forest enter...

The relative importance of climatic gradient versus human disturbance in determining population structure of Afzelia africana in the Republic of Benin. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255406

The study aimed to investigate the relative significance of effects of climatic variability and human disturbance on the population structure of the threatened species Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers....

Overview of restoration and management practices in the degraded landscapes of the Sahelian and dryland forests and woodlands of East and southern Africa. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255419

The highest deforestation and forest degradation rates in Africa occur in the dry forests and woodlands where pressure for land is increasing, poverty is rampant, livelihood options are few and cli...

Socio-economic factors influencing household dependence on forests and its implication for forest-based climate change interventions. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255420

In most African countries, forest-based climate change intervention initiatives such as nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) are wi...

Restoration of degraded ecosystems in the Afromontane highlands of Ethiopia: comparison of plantations and natural regeneration. In Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1254917

The scale of deforestation in sub-Saharan Africa underscores the need for forest restoration. Information is scarce for evidence-based restoration options. Sown Senna didymobotrya, planted Fic...

Socio-economic factors influencing marketing of non-timber forest products in tropical lowland rainforests of south-western Nigeria. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol. 79, 2017. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2016.1255411

A number of factors persist to constrain the non-timber forest products (NTFPs) market and, by extension, its potential to contribute meaningfully to livelihood development and poverty reduction ob...