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                 forests in 2017 compared to 10,913 ha in 2012. For community forests, annual exploita- tion certificates covering 27,666.4 ha were allocated to community forests in 2017, com- pared to 16,750.03 ha in 2012. Regarding changes in the area of communal and commu- nity forests, communal forests have evolved as follows: 10 communal forests covering 266,198 ha in 2012 and 2013, 11 commu- nal forests covering 283,352 ha in 2014, 15 communal forests covering 495,950 ha in 2015, 31 communal forests covering 887,082 ha in 2016 and 48 communal forests covering 1,411,617 ha in 2017. As for community forests, the areas of those with definitive agreements have evolved as follows: 258 covering 900,000 ha in 2012 and 2013, 267 over 918,033 ha in 2014 and 2015, 274 covering 940,205.9 ha in 2016 and 275 covering 943,875 ha in 2017.
MANAGEMENT
AND MONITORING OF FORESTS
The areas reforested thanks to the support gran- ted by the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife to ANAFOR and reforestation actors have evolved
as follows: 19 721,25 ha in 2012, 22,373.79 ha in 2013, 24,373.79 in 2014, 25,638 in 2015, 27,148.5 and 28,691.2 in 2017. With the support of AFD through the C2D PSFE 2 project “Management and Monitoring of Cameroon's Forests”, implemented since 2015: 06 Municipalities benefited from a subsidy of 228,000,000 FCFA for reforestation; 16 Municipalities benefited from 278,000,000 FCFA for development activities; an Operational Unit for the Monitoring of Forest Cover (UOSCF) was created in May 2016, with the main mis- sion of acquiring, processing and analyzing satellite imagery and its provision to users. In addition: the capacities of more than 400 wood craftsmen have been strengthened through trai- ning; two artisan associations received kilns and 9 schools obtained teaching materials for the woodworking trades.
RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT
Various achievements can be attributed to MIN- FOF in this aspect. As a result, about 11,000 direct jobs in timber and non-timber forest pro- ducts have been created. More than 5.6 million cubic meters of processed wood have been mar- keted in all regions of the country. The volume of legal timber sold on the local market amounted to just over two million cubic meters. At another level, more than 1,600 craftsmen and industria- lists have been trained in drying techniques, wood paneling, etc., and the value of NTFPs (non-timber forest products) exported is estimated at more than 45 billion CFA francs.
Besides, 158 women's associations in the East received training and logistical support for shel- ling and oil production, and developing and managing micro-enterprises. Training and logisti- cal support also for 10 improved stove manufac- turers in the Far-North region.
MINFOF’s action during the period under review focused on Ministry buildings. This led to the erection of administrative buildings, the headquarters building of the Central African Forests Commission, as well as those of the regional and divisional delegations of the Ministry. A number of constructions have also been initiated in Protected Areas across the national territory (be they the living facilities set up in various national parks or advanced workstations in other parks).
It can be also noticed that the camp of the Kalamaloué National Park is being expanding, the rehabilitation of the Waza National Park Shelter, and the rehabilitation of the Somalomo Wildlife School Centre. Forest control and hun- ting posts have also been built, not to mention the rehabilitation of the buildings housing other ser- vices of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlif n.
The premises of the Ministry of Forest and Wildlife in Yaoundé
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