Photo’s Joanne Hutchinson
Part of a conversation from Linkedin- Is Africa ready to Landscape Agriculture?
Non Executive Director at SSA Energy Independence Association
Farmers and rural villagers in Africa is not to blame for deforestation.
They do not cut down trees by the millions.
Urban wood and charcoal merchants play a huge part in deforestation.
Foreign hardwood buyers and their local agents harvest forests unsustainable.
Large commercial forestry and palm oil operators are responsible for lots of deforestation.
Agroforestry (evergreen agriculture) is normal practice in African agriculture, unless it is a commercial / mechanized farm (usually established by a foreigner)