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Better Globe: Green Messiah of the Africa

An assessment of tropical forest resources carried out by FAO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), estimated the total area of closed forest in tropical Africa to be a little more than 216 million ha in 1980. Productive forest was estimated at 163 million ha and 53 million ha were considered protective as they were located in swampy areas, mountainous regions, national parks, and other conservation areas. Open forest, commonly known as woodland savannah, was estimated at 486 million ha, of which 169 million ha were considered productive in terms of timber potential. However, to make use of other non-productive land, like the arid, semi-arid land (ASAL) for growing higher quality wood......

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