Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is significantly lower than in other heavily forested tropical countries. However, there is increasing concern that this rate is likely to accelerate. Many of those concerned about future deforestation argue that shifting cultivation is the primary driver and that if nothing is done to change the practice, it will cause even more forest loss. (Occasional paper, 28 pages)
Author: Ickowitz, A.; Slayback, D.; Asanzi, P.; Nasi, R.