G. Kowero and U.R. Sumaila
Miombo woodland is one of the most extensive dry forest vegetation types in Africa occurring in seven countries in eastern, central and southern Africa; namely Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The woodlands occupy an area of about 2.7 million square kilometres, almost equal to the combined land area of Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia.
The miombo ecosystem forms an integral part of rural communities living in them or in their proximity by providing them with virtually all their energy requirements in terms of fuelwood. The woodlands also provide building materials like poles and...