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East Africa Farmers Federation calls for harmonization of laws in EAC

Published on September 24, 2015

The East Africa Farmers Federation is urging East African Community member countries to harmonize laws on management of natural resources.

The Federation’s CEO, Stephen Muchiri says deforestation is negatively affecting agriculture which is a key sector that supports the region’s economy.

Forestry is viewed as one of the most important sectors globally.

In the East African region about 22 percent of the total land area excluding water bodies, is under natural forest.

In sub-Saharan Africa about 65% of the total land area is being degraded due to deforestation, which is affecting important sectors such as agriculture and tourism. Read more. Source | KBC