The purpose of the study was to analyse and report on the current status, challenges, opportunities and options for developing, as well as ensuring better management of, existing forest plantations and woodlots in the region. Another purpose has been to highlight the potential of the forest plantations and woodlots sub-sector to become an attractive option for both the public and private sector investments, including to individual farmers. Other aspects which, in various ways, influence sustainable forest management (SFM) were also studied. These include forest and tree tenure, incentives, wood supply and demand, forest royalties and other revenues, processing of produce and socio-economic and environmental contributions of forests. It is hoped that the information contained in this report will be useful for effective planning of future interventions geared towards better and sustainable management of forest plantations and woodlots in the study region.