Sustainable Management of Miombo Woodlands: Food Security, Nutrition and Wood Energy (Paperback)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (author)
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The Miombo woodlands area is a vast African dryland forest ecosystem covering close to 2.7 million km2 across southern Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The woodlands are characterized by the dominance of Brachystegia species, either alone or in association with Julbernardia and Isoberlinia species. It is estimated that the woodlands - through their numerous goods and services which include various non-wood forest products (e.g. insects, mushrooms, fruits, tubers, medicine, fodder, honey, seeds) and woodfuels - currently sustain the livelihoods of more than 100 million rural poor and 50 million urban people. The charcoal sector alone employs vast numbers of rural people and offers additional income to many poor rural families.
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 290 x 210 mm