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USDA Forest Service Technical Assistance Mission Planning for Gorongosa Mountain and Agroforestry for the Buffer Zone In support of Gorongosa Restoration Project, Mozambique

by Adam Welti last modified Jul 08, 2013 11:30 PM
Contributors: Lauren Chitty, Karl Dalla Rosa, Felipe Cano

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working with Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) to address an urgent need for land use planning above 700 meters on Gorongosa Mountain and to provide agroforestry recommendations for the lower Mountain (buffer zone.) Gorongosa Mountain is quickly being deforested, largely due to slash and burn agriculture by local populations; this has grave implications for both Gorongosa Mountain and surrounding areas, including Gorongosa National Park (GNP). Approximately one week before our USFS team’s arrival in-country, Gorongosa Mountain (above 700 m,) was made part of Gorongosa National Park. This development provides great opportunity to arrest unsustainable slash and burn activities high on the Mountain, which negatively affect water supply downstream.

Author(s): Lauren Chitty, Karl Dalla Rosa, Felipe Cano

Publication Date: 2010

Location: Gorongosa Mountain

Download File from Portal: USFS_GRP_mountain planning and agroforestry mission report_Aug 2010_Final 090210.pdf — PDF document, 884 kB (905,320 bytes)

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