University of Khartoum

National Conversion Factors of Forestry and Grassland for CO2 Inventory in Sudan

National Conversion Factors of Forestry and Grassland for CO2 Inventory in Sudan

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Title: National Conversion Factors of Forestry and Grassland for CO2 Inventory in Sudan
Author: ElSiddig, Elnour
Abstract: Sudan, the largest country in Africa, is characterized by diverse climatic conditions. The arid zone constitutes the northern part (29%) of the country with long dry period and rainfall within less than 75 mm per annum. The semidesert (20% of the Sudan) has rainfall in the range 75 – 300 mm per annum. The Savannah and mountain groups of woodland zone cover more than 40% of the Sudan area, forming the primary forest area but much of it has been cleared for agriculture and for getting fuelwood and building poles. The rainfall of the Savannah and southern area of the Sudan fall in the range of 300 mm in the north to 1500 mm southward extending in short wet season in the south. The dry season may extend up to nine months per year Extensive felling of forests for wood products and for land use and agriculture has resulted in vast area destruction of the natural forests within the woodland Savannah region. The adverse impact of such exploitation policy is indicated by the scarcity of forest products, decline in agricultural productivity and other adverse environmental changes including GHGs emissions. However there are some measures taken on the national level to combat such adverse effects. Forest reservation, afforestation, protection, management social forestry and wise use of wood energy are within such measures.
Description: This paper had been presented for promotion at the university of Khartoum. To get the full text please contact the other at Elnour_elsiddig@yahoo.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6829
Date: 1999-08


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