AFF voices the concerns of African forestry stakeholders to advocate for increasing relevance of forests and trees outside forests
In 2003, the African Forest Research Network at the African Academy of Sciences, with the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, implemented a two year project on “Lessons Learnt on Sustainable Forest Management in Africa” funded by the Swedish International Development Agency, Sida. The resulting studies, analyses, programmes and projects, all of which support African leaders in the management of forests, evolved in 2007 to become the African Forest Forum.
The African Forest Forum is an association of individuals committed to the sustainable management, wise use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources for the socio-economic well-being of its peoples and for the stability and improvement of its environment.
“To raise the profile of forestry, highlight threats to forest resources and the environment, and champion better management of African forests and trees”
We share cutting edge knowledge and information about best practices, and we foster communication and interaction in the stakeholder community for the explicit and systematic management of vital knowledge on African forests and trees outside forests.