Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Kenya

The African Forest Forum within its “African Forests, People and Climate Change” project, is undertaking in-depth studies of policies and strategies on the food-fuel- fibre (3Fs) nexus in the context of climate change in Africa. The generated information would in turn strengthen countries and regional groupings on developing and implementing sound policies which address land use changes in the context of the 3Fs and climate change. The specific tasks of FOKABS were to:

  • Assess trends in forest cover change in selected hotspot areas.
  • Assess impacts of extractive industries (timber, mining, charcoal making) on 3Fs.
  • Examine impacts of biofuel production on food production, land security and biodiversity habitat.
  • Analyse the mechanisms incentivizing the production of biofuels.
  • Evaluate policies, legislations and other factors influencing land shifts between 3Fs and blending of liquid biofuels and fossil fuels and implications on carbon.
  • Assess fuel-wood and charcoal policies and other practices that will make fuel wood and charcoal industry a viable business at national and sub-regional levels.
  • Analyse strategies that will help tracking changes in the levels of production and  consumption of fuel wood and charcoal; and
  • Provide appropriate recommendations.


Duration: 04/2016 – 03/2017
Client: African Forest Forum (AFF)