Market Study on Timber Market Dynamics in Kenya

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The forestry sector in Kenya has long history dating b Service began introduction of exotic species for trial in Kenya based on experiences from Au tralia and South Africa. The exotic plantations were established in Rift Valley and Central hig lands to provide roundwood nous forests and provide other forest materials d plantation sector in the country that began in ear by 1982 with annual planting programme of 8 the total public forest area (Cheboiwo, 2007).

The composition of the planted species has been 52% cypress, 25% pines 12% Eucalyptus and 11 mixed species including iduced 90% of the industrial wood from public forests in the country with 10% from indigenous. The public plantation sector has fallen to 125000 encroachments among others.

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Market Study on Timber Market Dynamics in Kenya

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