Environment experts are exploiting the role of decentralised forest management in poverty alleviation.
A three-day forum on decentralized forest management in Central Africa jointly organised by The Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR) and The World Resources Institute (WRI) at the Conference Centre in Yaounde wraps up today. Participants at the seminar assessed the need of decentralised forest activities in alleviating poverty as well as the participation of the local population in forest activities. Aimed at giving a good understanding of decentralised forest, focus was on the Central African Republic, Gabon and Congo with reference to Cameroon. These countries are in the Congo Basin which is the second largest ecosystem after the Amazon.