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Home > Djibouti > Land and People > Forestry

Djibouti Forestry

The country of Djibouti in the eastern part of Africa has relatively low forest coat in the region. Djibouti Forestry is estimated to spread to an area of about 22,000 hectares of woodlands and forests. In Djibouti Forestry, the usage of land is widespread.

The major form of usage of land in Djibouti is by pastoral farming of roaming nature. This practice was followed in the country from a long time. The types of ecosystem areas of Djibouti, as recorded in the year 1992-1993 were:
  • Shrublands, savanna and grasslands that amounted to 32 percent of the total land area
  • Forests amounted to 67 percent of the total land area
The country of Djibouti forms an integral part of the African Rift Valley, which is complimented with uneven landscapes of volcanic origin and rises to a height of about 1,700 meters. The soil that is present in Djibouti is totally of volcanic origin. Two thirds of the country's soil is deep basaltic in nature. There are deserted and parched plateaus in the country of Djibouti. The development of agriculture takes part in three zones in the country. The Agricultural and Forestry Service is one of the three zones, where agricultural developments take place in the country.

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