Sudan National Forestry Policy Statement
This document was prepared with the support of the Food and Agricultural Organisation support to update the Sudan's forestry policy. The Policy notably seeks to create a "greener Sudan", by countering deforestation and degradation of forest cover caused by illegal cutting, misuse and mismanagement of cutting permits, agricultural expansion, and demand for fuel energy. This goal is meant to reverse the trend of forest cover loss by facing and dealing with the deforestation, desertification and environmental degradation problems. The Sudan will in particular aim at identifying the detailed reasons of forest loss, formulate and implement programs supported by the mid and long term national development and investment plans.