Aims to valuate Africa's forestry and forest products, namely Wood Forest Products (WFPs) and Non-wood Forest Products (NWFPs) in the sixteen (16) West African countries.The study identified a systematic assessment of the most common forest products (wood and non-wood forest products) considering the available data on the national forest reserves of the selected countries in West Africa. The study also revealed the need for biodiversity conservation of the available forest reserves to help mitigate the impact of global warming targeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 13- Climate Action. This is focused on integrating climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning signs into the national policies, improving forest planning and management education, awareness-raising, and institutional capacity within the sub-region.

Keywords: Forestry; Forest Management; Forest Products; Land-Use; West Africa.

Author Biographies

Adekunle John Adesina, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing

Investigador erudito, académico, jovem profissional criativo e doutorando. Ele tem uma profunda capacidade de pesquisa e potenciais em Arquitetura, Arquitetura Paisagista e Planejamento/Design Urbano. Sua pesquisa se concentra em Conservação da Biodiversidade, Infraestrutura Verde Urbana e Biofilia como estruturas de design sustentável para Planejamento de Paisagismo e Desenvolvimento Urbano.

Jiangang Zhu, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China

Ph.D. degree from Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), Nanjing, China, in 2004.,He is currently an Associate Professor with the College of Furnishing and Industrial Design, NFU. Since 2014, he has been the Dean of the College of International Education, NFU. He has more than 20 scientific publications, as the first author. His research interests include furniture design and manufacturing, informatization in the furnishings manufacturing industry, and so on. He received the Best Paper Award from the 10th China Forestry Youth Academic Annual Conference, in 2012. He serves as the International Students Session Co-Chair for the 7th China Forestry Science Conference (CFSC 2019).


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How to Cite
ADESINA, Adekunle John; ZHU, Jiangang. SYNOPTIC REVIEW OF FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS TRADE AND PRODUCTION IN AFRICA. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 21, may 2022. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 jan. 2023. doi: