For 20 years, the Congo Basin countries have been implementing policies aimed at the sustainable management of their forest resources and at poverty reduction. These policies target the major timber concessions, whose production is exported, but overlook the informal-scale chainsaw milling is now the main timber-producing sector in central Africa as well as a source of income and jobs, but remains fragile.
Topic: policy, sustainability, forest management, timbers, concessions, chainsaws, milling industry
Geographic: Congo Basin
Publication Year: 2013
Source: Perspective (21): 4p.