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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 10:03

Around 300 scientists and decision-makers meet in Nairobi, Kenya from 25 to 29 June 2012 to discuss forest and tree management challenges, and research needs in Africa.

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climate_resilience _Press_release.pdf 305.85 KB
Wed, 06/20/2012 - 16:19

A recent study conducted in two forest-dependent areas in Africa emphasizes cross-sectoral planning as a key element in implementing any effective climate change adaptation strategy.

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Spotlight 8 Africa adaptation study.pdf 172.79 KB
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 15:58

The focal objective of the study was to identify elements of adaptation strategies in order to define concrete, resilient adaptation measures that can be implemented on the ground within the selected pilot case areas. Ghana (West Africa) and Malawi (Southern Africa) were selected as representative pilot study areas because they represent typical examples of the ecological and socio-economic situation prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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IUFRO-FORNESSA Adaptation Study.pdf 1.91 MB
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 18:05

The search for viable alternatives to illegal chainsaw milling in Ghana requires an understanding of the anthropogenic factors in the rural economy that promotes the practice. This paper investigated the

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illegal_milling.pdf 1.38 MB
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:22

Kenya's forests contribute significantly to the national economy, and provide indirect benefits to the country as water catchments. Forests also conserve water and soil, act as carbon sink and serve as reservoirs for biological diversity. For these reasons, Kenya's forests should be protected to ensure the survival of Kenyans and that of their future generations.

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CommunityBrief_1.pdf 5.28 MB
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 09:20

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.

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BambooResources.pdf 3.66 MB
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 17:14

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.

This paper discusses the tree and its distribution, its strength and woodworking characteristics as well as the present areas of utilization and problems encountered in its use due to its extreme hardness. It also puts up a case for further research and promotion of the Borassus aethiopum wood.
 

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