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Adjusted Savings: Net forest depletion in Africa

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The Adjusted savings: net forest depletion (% of GNI) in Sub Saharan Africa was reported at 0.60 in 2008, according to the World Bank. Net forest depletion is calculated as the product of unit resource rents and the excess of roundwood harvest over natural growth.

In Sub-Sahara Africa, forest depletion is caused by factors other than farming and agriculture. It is also caused by urban sprawl, poor planning, indiscriminate logging, mining, hunting for food – bush meat - among several others.

In this program we shall examine the issue of forest depletion in Africa, its economic repercussions and civil societies in Africa’s responsibility to help maintain what is left of the forest for future generations.

Host: Ernest Kwabena Opong
 

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