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Mozambique: Inventory of forest fesources Unveiled
The first Mozambican national forest inventory in more than a decade has shown that 51 percent of the country's surface is covered with forest, and a further 19 per cent by other types of woodland.
Agriculture Minister Erasmo Muhate unveiled the survey results in Maputo on Wednesday. The inventory, he said, provided "valuable data about the extent of forest resources, their composition in terms of tree species, the commercial amounts of wood, and the distributions of these resources throughout the country".
The survey took two years to compile, and cost about 2.5 million US dollars, mainly provided through an Italian grant.
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Posted By Anne-Sophie Samjee at 10:09am on June 21, 2007
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