State of Forestry in South Africa

South Africa has a plantation area of more than one-point-five million hectares, representing only one-point-two percent of the land area. This percentage compares poorly to the thirty percent of the United States of America and the sixty-seven percent of Japan. This is according to South Africa's Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, which states that the Forestry Industry contribute eight-point-seven percent of the gross value of the country's agricultural output. Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange speaks to Mike Peter, Executive Director of Forestry South Africa...