CIFOR: Reshaping the terrain Forest and landscape restoration in Cameroon



Please download the Document here below:

6990-GLF_Factsheet.pdf (826.9 KiB)



Cameroon’s reforestation efforts are diverse with regards to actors, geography and the time period when they were conducted. The earliest efforts were before 1990 when more than 11000 hectares were planted in the dense forest zone according to ANAFOR records. Between 1990 and 2000 a further 2300 hecatres were established using diferent types of species: such as Eucalyptus, Pinus, Teck, Gmélina, Cypres, Sapin, Filao, Pygeum , Tetrapleura T, Leuceana in the wet savannah,  Neem, Acacia, Leuceana, Gome arabica, Anacardier, Acacia Sénégal, Faidherbia Albida, Citrus spp in the dry savannah and Terminalia Spp, Voacanga, Wengue, Moabi, Kossipo, Safoutier, Fromager, Mahogany, Acajou, Ndjanssang, Wild mangoes in the dense forest zone.



In 2007 ANAFOR, NGOs and individuals established 2,859 hectares of plantations bringing the total surface area to 17,133 hectares throughout the country (Edf, 2008). However, these statistics may vary depending on the sources; MINFOF stated the surface area of forest plantations in 2012 was about 2000 hectares and more than 25,000 hectares in 2015. From 2012 to 2017, reforestation activitieswere carried out by nearly 1,000 stakeholders, among which were the Municipalities, Associations and Common Initiatives Group, with the objective of planting more than 4,000,000 trees over an area of 10,000 hectares. This has increased the cumulative area of forest plantations to about 30,000 hectares (MINFOF, 2018).



Different types of community based reforestation initiatives have been implemented primarily in the

savannah zone, both wet and dry. These include: the rural family income improvement program – PARFRA- in the west; the  “Carbon Sink” City of Cameroon project in Foumban, Tonga and Mandjou; and plantations by elites for economic purposes. These initiatives have been slow to translate into significant and lasting results due to low seedling survival rates.



For more Information, please consult the following PDF Documents:


Go back


WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

Read more …

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

Read more …

Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

Read more …

ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

Read more …

Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

Read more …

Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

Read more …

22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

Read more …

CBFP News Archive


There are no news items for this period.