Why Are Rain Forests In Africa Disappearing At Such An Alarming Rate and What Are the Trees Used For?

As the population grows, forests are being cleared so that farmers can plant more crops.

Trees are also being cut down for use as firewood.

Wood is the primary source of fuel in Africa.

Deforestation is affecting Africa at twice the global rate, and some environmentalists claim that deforestation has already wiped out about 90% of West Africa’s original forests.

Furthermore, approximately half of Africa’s agricultural land suffers from soil degradation with causes soil erosion.

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