The Right Tree for the Right Place uri icon

abstract

  • The vegetationmap4africa is an interactive vegetation map (available as webâ?�based, Google Earth and (offline) mobile phone versions) designed as a decision support tool for the selection of suitable indigenous tree species for restoration, forestry, agroforestry and landscape diversification projects. The map currently covers eight African countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Understanding the distribution of natural vegetation provides a good approximation of where wider planting of indigenous tree species will contribute to ecosystem services, and food and nutrition security. The map also shows where planting materials for a particular species could be obtained. Via the Agroforestry Species Switchboard, each tree species is linked to information in 26 webâ?�based databases, supporting the selection of the right tree species. Smart phone tools training and testing on Mt. Elgon (IUCNâ?�ICRAF workshop, Mbale, Uganda, June 2015)

publication date

  • 2015