57% percent of the world’s forests are located in developing countries.
90% of people
Nearly 90 percent of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty worldwide depend on forests for their livelihoods.
Conversion of forests to farmland
Forest communities are often forced to resort to unsustainable practices such as harvesting trees for charcoal or using slash and burn techniques to convert forests to farmland which severely degrades the soil and results in deforestation.