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Table 4 Forest resource statistics in Ethiopia reported by different sources

From: Natural resource degradation tendencies in Ethiopia: a review

Forest resource EFAP, 1994 Reusing, 1998 FAO, 2001 WBISPP, 2004 FAO, 2005
Area (million ha) Growth stock (m3/ha) Area
(million ha)
Area (million ha) Area (million ha) Area (million ha) Stock (m3/ha)
Natural high forest 2.3   5.755 4.506 4.072 12.509 22
Slightly disturbed forest 0.7 90–120 1.680 0.235   
Highly disturbed forest 1.6 30–100 4.075 4.271   12.509 22
Woodlands 5.0 10–50 31.554**   29.24 44.650 2.3
Bushlands 20.0 5–30    26.40
Plantations* 0.2   0.216   0.216 0.419 22
Farm forests NA NA NA   NA NA NA
Relative reliability ranking of the sources 3   4 2 1 4  
  1. Source: Lemenih and Woldemariam (2010)
  2. * FAO statistics on plantations (only commercial), ** woodlands and bushlands combined; NA = data not available