Wood preservation research in Tanzania: Priorities and challenges
K K Murira, R Cockcroft
Tanzania provides some of the highest rates of wood deterioration in service leading to alarming economic losses and yet no serious concern is shown in search for solutions to the problem. The paper attempts to point out some of the priority areas in the field of wood preservation research that demand urgent attention if timber is to be used judiciously in this country. An account is given of the major constraints in Tanzania that are hindering progress in the field. The report ends with some suggestions on how to benefit the country by improving this research sector.