VIDEO: Promoting Cameroon’s legal timber
November 22, 2021 | 8:37 am CST
Cameroon logs

Cameroon has some of the most abundant forest for export.

Cameroon is amongst the world's largest forest areas. The domestic timber industry is a key sector to the national economy and creates thousands of jobs.

Despite efforts to promote the production and use of legal timber, nearly all the timber consumed in the country is still of informal origin and therefore largely illegal.

With a target of 15,000 m3 of legal timber on the domestic timber market by the end of 2022, the GIZ "Forest & Environment" program is contributing to the promotion of sustainable development, the preservation of forests, and an increase in good practice in forestry operations in Cameroon and on international markets. 



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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).