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10 IntroductionThe Cameroon forestry sector contributes considerably to the countryseconomy Forestry operations in Cameroon employ between 45000 and70000 people and account for more than 10 of the countrys GDP ADDINCSLCITATION citationItems id ITEM-1 itemData abstract This paper examines initiatives formulated by thegovernment of Cameroon to promote sustainable development within itsforestry sector and proffers a series of policy recommendations foradvancing sustainable forest management in Cameroon Since the enactmentof Cameroonu2019s comprehensive forestry law Law N0 9401 of 20thJanuary 1994 which regulated the forestry sector in the country thegovernment in particular the Ministry of Forests and Fauna has made aseries of efforts with relevant ministries as well as civil society topromote sustainable forest practices within its forestry sectorHowever careful evaluation reveals that while these efforts have led tosome progress the sector is still plagued with a series ofsocio-economic and ecological challenges namely poverty corruptioninadequate capital and technical expertise for producing value-addedwood products illegal logging insufficient university input interinstitutional conflicts and inadequate monitoring The paper concludesby advancing a series of recommendations that could be used to promotesustainable forest management in Cameroon author dropping-particle family Alemagi given Dieudonnenon-dropping-particle parse-names false suffix container-title African Journal of Environmental Science andTechnology id ITEM-1 issue 2 issued date-parts 2011 page 65-72 title Sustainable developmentin Cameroonu2019s forestry sector Progress challenges andstrategies for improvement type article-journal volume 5 uris httpwwwmendeleycomdocumentsuuide1f218d8-09cf-4718-9f5e-de637a4e847d mendeley previouslyFormattedCitation Alemagi2011 properties noteIndex 0 schema httpsgithubcomcitation-style-languageschemarawmastercsl-citationjson Alemagi 2011 Apart from the economic importance of forestat the national level it also has a variety of other complementaryfunctions for the people living adjacent it plays a social andcultural role as well as an economic role and for the internationalcommunity it is of ecological and scientific interest
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