Forests And Climate Change

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.

Publications

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 23:27

Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication and processing. A total  of  606  households  were  randomly  selected  and  interviewed  using  enumerator-administered questionnaires.

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Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:06

Ce livre nous emmène au coeur des zones de forêts denses et sahéliennes de l'Afrique centrale, un écosystème précieux et essentiel à la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, représentant l'un des trois principaux ensembles boisés tropicaux de la planète. Dix pays (Burundi, Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Guinée Equatoriale, République Centrafricaine, République Démocratique du Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé & Principe, Tchad) abritent ces forêts et savanes, riches d'importantes ressources naturelles.

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:44

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Living in and from the forests of Central Africa is intended first and foremost as a full-scale extension tool concerning NWFPs in Central Africa. It is a work on the groups who have always lived in these forests, forests that contribute to every aspect of their daily lives, both material and spiritual, and enable them to survive even in periods of extreme crisis. http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/b4e5bb79-0a8a-45fa-b2bf-a5e97183e94a/

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:24

Farm forestry has proved to be an important enterprise for small- and large-scale farmers worldwide. It has the potential of improving forest/tree cover across the globe. In Kenya, the forest cover is less than 2%. The country envisions achieving 10% forest cover over the next decade through promotion of farm forestry. However, the decision to plant trees on farmers’ land could be difficult. The study aimed to analyze the determinants of tree retention on farm for improvement of forest cover. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 209 farmers.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:41

This paper discusses the digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicine for the effective management of Ghana’s forest resources. The paper is based on a survey conducted in nine communities in Ghana where primary data were obtained from 606 respondents using in-depth face-to-face interviews. The aim of the study was to assess what knowledge local communities had about products of the forest especially indigenous forest foods and medicine. The findings reveal that local communities have an in-depth knowledge of indigenous forest foods and medicines.

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