Agriculture and deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A synthesis of the current state of knowledge



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This paper shows that deforestation rates continue to be low compared to other tropical countries and are concentrated in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo provinces. While shifting cultivation is identified as a key driver of deforestation, there is some argument that regrowth balances this out in most locations except where population density is shortening fallow periods.


Ickowitz, A.
Slayback, D.
Asanzi, P.
Nasi, R.