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Government of Malawi, 2009. Malawi Development Goals Report, FAO 2010, Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010.
Uploaded on Thursday 10 Oct 2013
Change in proportion of land area
Malawi is on track towards attaining half of the environmental sustainability indicators, although the land area covered by forest has declined from 32.9 percent in 1990 to 27.3 per cent in 2010. This decline can be attributed to fuelwood collection, subsistence and commercial agriculture (UNEP 2008). Tobacco farming, which accounts for almost 80 per cent of export earnings, is one of the major causes of deforestation. Government is committed to reverse this trend by intensifying reforestation, afforestation, promotion of natural regeneration, and forest protection and management programmes.