Marthe Mapangou: "Combining forestry and sustainable development is possible"
published in March 2023
In Gabon, any action aimed at developing the country's economy and infrastructure inevitably comes up against the sensitive issue of the preservation of forests, which cover more than 80% of the territory. Marthe Mapangou, AFD officer in Libreville, environmental economist and former adviser to the Minister of the Environment, explains how to reconcile the needs of economic development and the imperatives of sustainable development, by planning and structuring a certified industry. This involves disseminating low-impact logging techniques and improving the norms and standards of sustainable forest management.
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