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Publications and references


Over one fifth of Africa is covered by forests which provide a wide range of ecological, social and economic benefits to over two thirds of the continent’s population. The scope of forestry and the role of foresters has diversified over the years.  Nevertheless, the interest among young people in pursuing forestry as a profession does not match the importance of forestry. This can be attributed to the lack of awareness about the profession and inadequate information on what the discipline could offer in terms of future career opportunities, and job prospects. The Young African Forestry Professionals Publication Project (YAFP) was created in 2020 to help address some of these challenges. 

A year later since the commencement of the project, the output is finally out, a book titled "Building a successful forestry career in Africa: inspirational stories and opportunities." The book was launched on 12 August 2021 in a virtual event organized by the Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education (JTF) and the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA).


Other references

Teaching Among Trees: Blog by Dr. Patrick D. Culbert, Assoc. Professor of Teaching; Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia.

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