Forests and People
Efficient processing and utilisation of forest products, trade and taxation, and valuation of forest are key issues to support sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The group will synthesise latest research on these issues and identify specific new areas for scientific inquiry.
Steam bending qualities of eight lesser used timber species of Ghana have been studied and compared with the quality of Mahogany (Khaya spp), a fast diminishing noble species, with the view to providing information for the furniture and glulam industries.
1st IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress
“Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World”
25-29 June 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
THE NAIROBI RESOLUTION
Classification of Wood Carving Species
To investigate the propagation of Acacia nilotica by using stem cuttings from mature plants and to determine the suitable concentration of the rooting hormone indole-3-Butyric Acid (IBC)
Guidelines fro users of wood adhesives
Public Perception and Willingness to use Sawdust Briquettes
Low Cost Timber Drying Method for Sawyers, Merchants and other users
Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future
Most of the bamboo resources in Kenya comprise one indigenous species, Yushania alpina, which was formerly known as Arundinaria alpina. This species, which is commonly known as alpine bamboo, occurs naturally on the main mountains and highland ranges of Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Borassus aethiopum is a non-timber tree which grows in the transitional and savanna zone of Ghana and the sub-region. Its superior strength properties and level of present utilization call for its promotion for several applications in construction.