Along with Agriculture and Livestock, Forestry also contributes to around 12% of the country’s GDP.
The surface area is covered by bushes and savannah, with humid savannah forest accounting for only about 16% of the total land area. The forest area spread is important for its biodiversity and requires protection.
The biodiversity of Angola’s mountain forests is of considerable importance.
Huge economic potential remains untapped from Angola’s forests and wildlife resources.
Timber production from natural forests was 5,489,148 m3, and production log in the planted forest was 34,000 m3
Traditionally important provinces in timber production are;
The above-listed provinces are responsible for 62% of the domestic production of wood.
With abundant forest and natural resources, Angola has a natural advantage in honey production.
Honey has domestic and regional markets. The honey sector is very promising in Angola is currently the production of honey is 572,801 kg in the year 2017/2018. It is selected as one of the preferred tools for diversification of the national economy.
In Angola, there are opportunities for honey development both in the national and export markets, which can generate employment as the industry develops horizontally and vertically.
Its utilization in natural medicine is an additional market opportunity.