miombo

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miombo

(mɪˈɔmbɔ)
n
(Physical Geography) (in E Africa) a dry wooded area with sparse deciduous growth
[C19: probably from a Niger-Congo language]
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It will also implement a model of resistance and adaptation to climate change Miombo forest in northern Mozambique.
The platter-like spoor indicated mostly bulls, heading up from the river into mostly burned miombo forest. It was blistering hot, and it promised to be a long afternoon.
We defined the seven recognized phytogeographic zones of the DRC based on Chidumayo (1997), Richards (1996), White (1993), Sayer (1992) as: (1) mangrove, (2) mountain forest, (3) lowland rain forest, (4) Miombo forest, (5) Sudano-guinean savannahs, (6) Zambezi woodland and savannahs (southern swampy savannahs (Kabala 1975)) and (7) fresh-water swamp and related aquatic vegetation (permanently and seasonally flooded vegetations).
Miombo forests play an important role both ecologically as carbon sink (Beyers 2001), and socially as source of foods and commodities for rural people as well as for those in the main cities (e.g.
Description : To promote sustainable management and restoration of miombo forest ecosystems in order to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, contribute to climate change mitigation and improve community livelihoods through the development of community-based forest management systems.
The woodlands of Cusseque area are dominated by the typical tree species that characterize Miombo forests all over south-central Africa [70-72].
The miombo forests of East and Southern Africa are poorly served by adaptation research and might be a particular priority given the numbers of people reliant on these forests.
The eland here thrived in the Miombo forests and they were in big herds of forty to fifty animals, as well as small groups of bulls.
Thus, for example, in Africa, the open miombo forests receive 28-39 in (700-1,000 mm) rainfall per year, concentrated in a six-month-long summer rainy period.