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Afforestation

1. Conversion of bare land into forest land by planting of forest trees.
2. The planting of a forest crop on land that has not previously, or not recently, carried a forest crop.
World Agroforestry Centre, 1997

Artificial establishment of forest on lands which previously did not carry forest with a living canopy.
FAO, 1998

Establishment of ground cover of trees, shrubs and grasses on a barren land where no forest existed until fifty years ago or earlier
Siyag, P.R., 1998

The conversion from other land uses into forest, or the increase of the canopy cover to above the 10% threshold.
FAO, 2000

Establishment of forest plantations on land that, until then, was not classified as forest. Implies a transformation from non-forest to forest.
FAO, 2001

The direct human-induced conversion of land that has not been forested for a period of at least 50 years to forested land through planting, seeding and/or the human-induced promotion of natural seed sources.
UNFCCC, 2001

The establishment of a planted forest on non-forested land
ITTO, 2002


 

 
     
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