Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions

Poverty particularly among forest communities in Africa is a serious concern. This group contributes baseline information and indigenous knowledge on the contribution of forests to livelihood of local communities and national economies.

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 12:45

The Mastercard Foundation, which is based in Canada, is funding full scholarships for students from Africa to attend the University of British Columbia, either as undergraduates or to enroll in professional Master’s programs.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:22

Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) fruit pulp was analyzed for its chemical and nutritional content and the results compared with those of the same species from other parts of the world.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 06:13

Kenya depends on fuel-wood for cooking and heating in most households. Over 80% of both rural and urban households in the country use fuel wood for cooking. These Prosopis plant species provide excellent fuel wood.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:38

In Buyangu, the first people to settle there were Abaragoli and Abanyole of Vihiga
District and this was in the 19th Century. The main settlement of the Abaluya in and
around Kakamega forest appears to have occurred in the late 19th and the early 20th

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:07

Abstract
Kenya generates about 1.6 million tones of sugarcane bagasse which has enormous
potential for exploitation in modern commercial applications. Due to rising fossil
fuel prices, availability in large quantity and rapidly growing interest in bio-energy

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:24

In partnership with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science, the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK) organizes the 1st Conference on Environment, Energy and Development (ICEED 2013) which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 7-8 August , 201

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:21

This paper uses two sets of Living Standards Surveys to determine poverty incidence and patterns within the different ecological zones of Ghana.

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:03

Wildfires have become very influential in the ecology and socio-economic aspects of the rural landscape in the transition zone of Ghana.

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 09:11

1st IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress
“Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World”
25-29 June 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Plenary

 

THE NAIROBI RESOLUTION

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 07:13

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 - 20:27

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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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17

This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land. The provision of clean water is the most basic ecosystem service necessary for life on earth.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51

In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46

This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17

Ce document définit la dynamique forestière en Côte d'Ivoire par télédétection concernant trois années pivot (1986, 2000, 2015) en Côte d'Ivoire. Les résultats de cette étude montrent que la couverture forestière a fortement régressé de 1986 à 2015 (7 850 864 ha en 1986, 5 095 452 ha en 2000 et 3 401 146 ha en 2015). Les taux annuels de déforestation sont de 3,04 % sur la première période et de 2,66% sur la seconde période. Les forêts de la Côte d'Ivoire ont ainsi presque disparues en dehors du Parc National de Tai et la réserve de N'zo.