THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA’S FORESTS

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/ Maheder Haileselassie Tadese
In the rugged landscape of Ethiopia, which has only 10 percent of forested land, regular people’s lives are inextricably linked to the future of the forests.
  • Ethiopia’s forestry sector contributed $893.7 million to the economy in 2011, or about 3.2 percent of the GDP.
  • After decades of significant loss, the country’s forests have slowly begun to limp back, in large part due to planting efforts.
  • From conservation work to sawmill houses and beyond, the forest-dependent populations of Ethiopia are impacting the future of the country’s forests.