ForestrySustainanibiltyDr. Ole Sand speaking on smallholder forestry

There is a looming shortage of wood in Africa, and large-scale industrial forestry is not the solution. In three decades, 185,000 ha of industrial plantations were established in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, with investments of $1.5 billion, yielding only 0.3% of total African wood demand and 3% of industrial round wood (IRW) demand. The answer, says Dr Ole Sand of Criterion Africa Partners (CAP), lies in smallholder forestry.

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