Forest industries development in west Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This report deals with forest industries development in West Africa. It covers consumption, production and trade in main forest products, as well as present estimated requirements up to 1975- The products discussed in the study are pulp, paper, paperboard, paper articles, sawn wood, veneer, plywood, particle board, fibreboard and woodwool board. Certain secondary forest products, such as furniture, joinery, pre—fabricated building components and houses and minor wood manufactures are dealt with mainly as end—uses for primary forest products. The document includes tentative development proposals for forest industries up to 1975- It is emphasized; however, these proposals are not capable of being translated directly into investment decisions for which detailed technical and economic feasibility studies are required in each case. It is hoped only that the recommendations made are useful for indicative planning and for initiating comprehensive feasibility studies, plantation programmes, forest inventories and management plans, training schemes and other required action.