Afforestation and Reforestation
The Central African Republic has opted for the restoration of forest landscapes by afforestation around agglomerations with high population density and land not occupied by vegetation. Afforestation with tree planting aims to establish a forested state on an area that has long remained devoid of trees, or that may never have belonged to the forest area. Reforestation can also have the meaning of formerly agricultural or unproductive areas transformed into forest by forest management work. In addition to traditional activities (such as the production of wood products), afforestation and reforestation aim to increase the carbon stocks contained in biomass and soils.