Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa: Management and Restoration

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Frans Bongers, Timm Tennigkeit
Routledge, Sep 23, 2010 - Science - 384 pages
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Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to minimize further degradation and restore tropical forests in a sustainable way.

This is the first research-based book to examine this problem in East Africa. The specific focus is on the forests of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, but the lessons learned are shown to be applicable to neighbouring countries and others in the tropics. A wide range of forest types are covered, from dry Miombo forest and afromontane forests, to forest-savannah mosaics and wet forest types. Current management practices are assessed and examples of good practice presented. The role of local people is also emphasized. The authors describe improved management and restoration through silviculture, plantation forestry and agroforestry, leading to improvements in timber production, biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of local people.

 

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Contents

Introduction Frans Bongers and Timm Tennigkeit
1
Demel Teketay Mulugeta Lemenih Tesfaye Bekele Yonas Yemshaw Sisay Feleke Wubalem Tadesse Yitebetu Moges Tesfaye Hunde and Demeke Nig...
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Joseph Obua and Jacob Godfrey Agea
65
Shabani A O Chamshama and Vincent G Vyamana
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John A F Obiri John B Hall and John R Healey
109
Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation and Restoration Alemayehu Wassie Frans Bongers Frank J Sterck and Demel Teketay
123
Regeneration Problems and Restoration Possibilities Abrham Abiyu Frans Bongers Abeje Eshete Kindeya Gebrehiwot Mengistie Kindu Mulugeta Le...
133
Grace Nangendo Frans Bongers Hans ter Steege and Alfred De Gier
153
Agroforestry Asset or Conservation Catastrophe? John B Hall
221
Maesopsis eminii Thomas Buchholz Timm Tennigkeit and Axel Weinreich
247
Girma Amente Jürgen Huss Timm Tennigkeit and Yonas Yemshaw
267
From Tree Growth and Population Dynamics to Sustainable Forest Use Frank J Sterck Camille Couralet Grace Nangendo Alemayehu Wassie Yishak ...
291
What Do Local People Say? John A F Obiri John B Hall and John R Healey
305
Interfaces between Ecological Degradation and Resource Enrichment K Freerk Wiersum
323
A Case Study from the Bale Mountains Ethiopia Julia Schmitt
343
Index
361

Experiences from East Africa Mulugeta Lemenih and Frans Bongers
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About the author (2010)

Frans Bongers is professor of tropical forest ecology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and works on succession, biodiversity, forest regeneration and forest management in various tropical countries, both in Africa and Latin America.

Timm Tennigkeit is managing partner at UNIQUE forestry consultants, Germany, and works on natural resource management and climate finance related topics in Africa and Asia.

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