Forest plantations and woodlots in Burundi

27 feb 2012

Forest plantations and woodlots are an integral part of the landscape of Burundi. Most natural vegetation having been cleared and the remaining being protected, most of the forest products used by the people of Burundi come from forest plantations, woodlots and agroforestry. These tree resources are therefore of vital importance for the livelihoods of the people of Burundi even though its contribution to the economic growth (or the Gross Domestic Product) remains underestimated (about 2%). This is partly due to the fact that most forest products are often directly consumed and never reach the market system.

This report from African Forest Forum (AFF) is a comprehensive study to characterise and document information on current status, challenges, opportunities and options for future management of forest plantations in Burundi.