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Guidelines on sustainable forest management in drylands of Ethiopia

Atmadja Stibniati, Esthete Abeje, Boissière Manuel. 2019. Guidelines on sustainable forest management in drylands of Ethiopia. Rome : FAO-United Nations, 54 p. ISBN 978-92-5-131337-4

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Abstract : About 80% of forests in Ethiopia are dry forest. For the last 20 years they have been subject to land use changes, and replaced by agricultural land and settlements. This situation may be due to the little recognition, at the national level, of the actual and potential contribution of dry forests to the national economy, especially as a source of income for the poor and for exportation. Despite this situation, the Government of Ethiopia has made sustainable forest management a priority, and it includes the management of dry forests. This Guidelines on Sustainable Forest Management in Drylands of Ethiopia provides information on the national context on dry forests, and practical guidelines adapted to the Ethiopian context. It fills important gaps that should help decision-makers to understand better the role and value of dry forests in the country. It shows that dry forests should be sustainably managed and protected for all the economic, social, and environmental services that they provide, and pleads for a better recognition of such an important ecosystem.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Aménagement forestier, forêt tropicale, sustainable forest management [EN], Zone aride, principe directeur, Développement durable

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Éthiopie

Classification Agris : K10 - Forestry production
E14 - Development economics and policies

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 5 (2019-) - Territoires

Agence de financement hors UE : Food and Agriculture Organization, Centre for International Forestry Research

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Atmadja Stibniati, CIFOR (IDN)
  • Esthete Abeje, EEFRI (ETH)
  • Boissière Manuel, CIRAD-ES-UPR Forêts et sociétés (ETH) ORCID: 0000-0002-2552-7664

Source : Cirad-Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/591839/)

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