GHG Emissions in the Forestry Sector in Ethiopia

Volker Nannen

Volker Nannen

The Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector is responsible for just under a quarter of anthropogenic GHG emissions mainly from deforestation and agricultural emissions from livestock, soil and nutrient management in Ethiopia. AFOLU plays a central role for food security and sustainable development in Ethiopia.

Anthropogenic land-use activities (e.g., management of croplands, forests, grass- lands, wetlands), and changes in land use/cover (e.g., conversion of forest lands and grasslands to cropland and pasture, forest degradation and biomass burning, afforestation) cause changes superimposed on natural fluxes.

OIKO delivered technical support, training and capacity building to the Government of Ethiopia to reduce GHG emissions in the forestry sectors formulating advice on:

  • the preparation of reforestation
  • forest management
  • forest conservation policies and projects and the related budget estimation

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