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Congo-Brazzaville: To Protect Congo Basin Forest, Ask Local People How to Use It

"In the absence of land use planning, the exploitation of resources such as land or forest is virtually unguided and uncontrolled to the detriment of the local people," said Gideon Niba Shu (Centre for International Forestry Research) at a conference in Yaounde on sustainable management of Central Africa's forests. Experts say that Central African governments need to include local people when planning how to use land if they want to resolve problems caused by resource-hungry agribusiness and mining companies.