Useful tree species for Eastern Africa: a species selection tool based on the VECEA map uri icon


  • To help farmers, foresters and others to 'find the right tree for the right place', a species selection tool was developed which provides information about tree and shrub species that have been documented to be useful to farming or pastoral communities. The tool provides an easy way to quickly find information about species that can potentially occur in any selected location, based on their documented occurrence in the different potential natural vegetation types. The tool is available for Google Earth, is part of the Vegetationmap4africa web-based map and is integrated in the mobile maps if used together with Locus map viewer

publication date

  • 2012