The Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development (STEWARD) project was a joint investment of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Bureau (EGAT), USAID/West Africa and the US Forest Service. It was implemented by Bioclimate Research & Development (BR&D).
LTS provided technical support to the STEWARD Project. The objective of this was to provide an assessment of biomass stocks and biomass stock change between 2007 and 2010 in a specified area of Sierra Leone/Guinea border region.
The assessment was undertaken using multi-regression analysis of RADAR data and generation of biomass maps using a range of biomass-backscatter equations.
Based on best output validation, LTS calculated statistics on forest area and biomass stock loss within the time frame investigated.
The project also aimed to achieve:
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