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The chainsaw supply chain in cameroon: the northern trail

In: Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets. Wit, Marieke and Jinke van Dam (eds.). (2010). Tropenbos international, wageningen, the netherlands. xxii + 226 pp. ISBN 978-90-5113-094-2

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  • Langbour, Patrick
  • Roda, Jean-Marc
  • Koffi, Yeboah Alexis

Cameroon has the largest forest area in africa. industrial logging operations export timber products to Europe, america and asia, and informal chainsaw milling (CSM) operations supply the domestic market and many other african countries. The “northern trail” is an informal supply chain that supplies northern Cameroon and other african markets as far as nigeria, niger, Chad, sudan, Egypt, libya and algeria. This supply chain is organized by ethnic business networks, and represents more than 40,000 m3/year of chainsawn timber, with a cash flow of more than 6 billion FCFa/year.

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  • Marieke Wit & Jinke van Dam & Paolo Omar Cerutti & Guillaume Lescuyer & Rohini Kerrett & James Parker Mckeown & Nick Pasiecznik & Arthur W. Klassen & Agus Andrianto & Krystof Obidzinski & Heru Komarud, 2010. "Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets," Selected Books, CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40, edition 1, volume 52, number 16 edited by Marieke Wit & Jinke van Dam, March.
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