ForestryZimbabwe Forestry

According to the UN FAO, 40%, or about 15,624,000 hectares, of Zimbabwe is forested. Among these, 5.1% qualify as primary biodiverse and carbon-dense forests. Presently, Zimbabwe boasts roughly 130,000 hectares of planted or exotic trees.

Key players in the sector include Allied Timbers, Border Timbers, Wattle Company, Hunyani Forests, Mutare Board and Paper Mills, and various out-grower schemes for the tobacco industry. Constraints hinge on technology, finance, knowledge and skills.

Justin Nyakudanga shares his insights –