AFF celebrates 10th anniversary in Nairobi
AFF celebrates 10th anniversary in Nairobi
Non-timber forest products in Tayap (Cameroon). Photo credit: AGRIPO via Wikimedia Commons
Increasing intra-African trade in forest products
Available records on intra-African trade in forest products indicate that the volumes traded have been very small. However, there are potentially big unrecorded, and possibly very significant, illegal sales of forest products across national borders.
Timber harvesting in a Ghanian forest. Photo © AFF/Godwin Kowero
Increased participation of the private sector and civil society in forest management
The increasing involvement of rural communities, as small holder farmers, in forestry issues, as well as the private sector and civil society could significantly influence how forests are managed in future.
A West Usambara Two-horned Chameleon (two horns), in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Photo credit: Ales kocourek
Promotion of a holistic management approach of African forests
Following the Rio+20 Summit in June 2012, the global community is increasingly turning its attention and focus towards a “green growth” economic pathway.
Experiences on NDCs implementation in some African countries in the context of Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses
Experiences on NDCs implementation in some African countries in the context of Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses

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