Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (VECEA)

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

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The potential natural vegetation (PNV) map of eastern and southern Africa covers the countries Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The map is available in different formats and is accompanied by an extensive documentation of the floristic, physiognomic and other characteristics of the different vegetation types and useful woody species in the 8 countries. It is complemented by a species selection tool, which can be used to ‘find the right tree for the right place,’ an African Tree Finder app, and potential distribution maps of the useful woody species that occur in eastern Africa.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
In combination, these tools can contribute to understanding baseline conditions, assessing opportunities for restoration, and selecting appropriate plant species for restoration projects, in line with activities C1, C2, and C3.

STAPER categories:
  • C1: Identify appropriate measures for conducting ecosystem restoration
  • C2: Consider how restoration can support sustainability of agriculture/production
  • C3: Develop ecosystem restoration plans with clear/measurable objectives and goals  

Resource Type:
Web-based Resource

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)