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Regional Fact Sheet

Total Area: 2,571,240 km2

Population: 150 Million (2015 estimation)

Life Expectancy: Male 57, Female 59 years

Total Forested Land

90 Million Ha Equivalent to

37% of Total Land Area of

243 Million Hectares

World Forest Ranking

Tanzania = 18 Mozambique = 19

Kenya = 74 Uganda = 101

Source: World Bank


Women in Tanzania with seedlings for reforestation. Photo by USAID Africa

The Eastern Africa Forest observatory aims at providing a better understanding of the trends and threats to forests in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique in order to support better decision-making to improve the management of Forests. The Regional Forest Observatory will contribute to the collation and sharing of relevant data and information on Forests in East Africa and will provide support on decision-making processes to governments across the region.

Forest Area Coverage

Percentage of GHG emissions in Land Use & Forestry

Number of People Directly Employed by the Forest Sector

Forest Sector Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1990,2000,2006 and 2011

Forest Cover Area (1,000 hectares) Change Trend from 1990 to 2015

Forest Focal Point Institutions

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