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Change in proportion of land area covered by forests in Zimbabwe

An initial impact of land reform was deforestation as forests were cleared to accommodate larger numbers of farmers, but the impact is yet to be quantified. Figure 4.52 shows that the proportion of land area covered by forests dropped by eight per cent per decade in the period from 1990 to 2010, according to FAO estimates.

Year: 2013

From collection: Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment

Cartographer: Grid Arendal

Tags: Africa Environmental Atlas

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