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.
Forests and Climate Change
The work of this group supports national and regional adaptation in Africa by means of an improved scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change on forests and people in Africa and the options and priorities for adaptation.
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.
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.
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
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.