There is an increasing recognition of the importance of forest and tree-resources in the social and economic development of African countries. This is because the African forestry sector is currently contributing to reduction of poverty and improving livelihoods among forest dependent people by providing access to forest products such as fuelwood, timber, and non-timber forest products for home consumption and sale. The Forestry sub-sector is a critical driver with regard to enhancing contributions of other sectors of national economies, including agriculture, energy, tourism and water, among others. However, the African forest cover has been declining at a rate of 2.8 million hectares per year from 2010 to 2015; a rate that is much higher than that of other regions in the world. Thus, sustainable forest management is paramount in order to guarantee the sustained contribution of forests to the people of Africa and the environment they live in.