Etude de l''impotance économique et sociale du secteur forestier et faunique du cameroun - Study of the economic and social importance of forest and wildlife sectors in Cameroon

Project leader Richard Eba'a Atyi
Email r.atyi@cgiar.org
Location Cameroon
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2012-10-10
Project end 2013-12-31
The project's aim is to conduct a study on the importance of forestry and wildlife sectors throughout the entire national territory of Cameroon in accordance with the objective as agreed upon by both parties. The specific objectives of this study are as follows: a. Evaluate the direct and indirect economic benefits generated by the forest / wildlife sub-sector and compare them with those of other rural sub-sectors (agriculture, livestock, fisheries); b. Determine the contribution of the forest / wildlife sub-sector to the national economy on the basis of macro-economic indicators; c. Compare public funding of the sub-sector to revenues generated; d. Assess the impact of the sub-sector on employment (formal and informal sectors) , particularly on youth employment; e. Evaluate the fiscal and economic loss due to illegal practices observed in the forest and wildlife exploitation; f. Estimate the potential economic benefits arising from innovative funding mechanisms (PES, REDD +, CDM, etc.) and ecotourism; g. Assess other social and cultural benefits of the sub-sector h. Develop a standard format for assessing the contribution of the forest / wildlife sub-sector to the economies of Central African States from the pilot study in Cameroon. The expected outputs of this study are as follows: a. The direct and indirect economic benefits generated by the forest / wildlife sub-sector are known. b. The relative importance of the forest / wildlife sub-sector compared to other rural sub-sectors is known; c. The contribution of the forest / wildlife sub-sector to the national economy on the basis of macro-economic indicators is known; d. Public financial flow of the subsector is determined; e. The impact of the sub-sector on employment is known; f. Fiscal and economic loss due to illegal practices observed in forest and wildlife exploitation is estimated; g. The potential economic benefits of Cameroon's membership to innovative funding mechanisms and promotion of ecotourism are evaluated; h. Other social and cultural benefits of the sub-sector is estimated; i. A standard format for assessing the contribution of the forest / wildlife sub-sector to the economy of Central African States is developed.

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