Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Just over 10% of Ethiopia's land area is forested. There has been rapid deforestation in the country; nearly 80% of the country’s forests were lost between 1955 and 1979. The annual rate of deforestation was about 1% for the period 1990-2010. In the following five years, the forest area expanded at an annual rate of 0.3% due to the expansion of plantations (FAO, 2015).