Tree growing in the highlands of Ethiopia: key issues to be considered for its advancement uri icon


  • The Ethiopian highlands are losing many valuable tree and shrub species because of anthropogenic and climatic factors. The coverage of high value indigenous tree and shrub species has declined. The tree species that used to provide quality products and ecosystem services have become limited. As a result, there is increasing use of non-forest/tree products such as dung and crop residues to fill fuel and other household requirements. There is also extensive importation of wood and wood products to narrow the gap between wood demand and supply

publication date

  • 2013