Cameroon’s current roundwood production equals about 4 million m3 of which half is produced by industrial operators (formal sector) and the other half by small-scale operators, mainly operating without permits (informal sector), supplying principally the local market with cheap lumber.
The Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources - South West Region (PSMNR-SWR) is looking for options how to supply the domestic market with legal timber. The Limbe timber market was monitored for a period of more than a year which showed volumes and species sold and potential supply zones in the region. The supply of chainsawn timber from the agricultural landscape has been studied by IITA around Yaoundé by making farm tree inventories and characterizing the different land uses combined with household interviews. Similar studies are conducted in South West Region.
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