HURUNGWE, Zimbabwe, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the world's largest forest conservation projects has managed to curb deforestation in northern Zimbabwe, but the slow sale of carbon...
Just under 40% of Zimbabwe’s land area is forested, 5% of which is primary forest. The annual rate of deforestation was 1.8% for the period 1990-2015 (FAO, 2015). Illegal logging is a widespread problem; demand for fuelwood is a major driver of this (Yahoo Finance, 2015). In 2014, the government launched a National Forest Policy Formulation Process, with funding from the FAO (IISD, 2014).