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This layer represents the limits of the areas allocated for industrial plantations resulting from a contract or agreement concluded between the State and an agricultural operator, enabling the latter to exploit the private domain of the State within the precise limits, with a view to Agricultural production. The law governing the fundamental principles of agricultural holdings in Congo is Law n ° 11/022 of December 24, 2011. The data of this layer were produced by the Department of Inventory and Forest Management (DIAF) with the technical support of WRI to (1 / 50,000) of the Landsat, Aster, Alos satellite imagery, combined with other administrative data from the Ministry of Agriculture. The quality of these data may vary depending on the source; They represent the state of the plantations in 2013. This layer does not guarantee the exhaustive presence of all agro-industrial plantations in the DRC. http://cod-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets/agro-industrial-plantation
This theme indicates the geographic boundaries representing the area expected to be exploited over a year following the annual operating plan in an industrial timber concession: an annual cutting base. The data are digitized by the Inventory and Forest Management Department (DIAF) on the basis of the information contained in the management
According to Ministerial Order No. 050 / CAB / MIN / EDD / 01/03 / BLN / 2015 of 25/09/2015 on logging, there are two types of permits. That of "first category" or local allows the holder to operate in the protected forest on a cutting area not exceeding 50 hectares. It is characterized by the exclusive use of rudimentary exploitation instruments (machete, ax, long saw, hard fire) or a chainsaw, and whose production is limited to the satisfaction of local needs. That of " allows an operator or a group of people from communities bordering the forest concerned to operate on a small-scale forestry unit that may not exceed 500 hectares.The data from this layer come from various sources including official attribution documents (favorable opinion, permits, etc.), GPS data and satellite imagery. This layer represents the state of the place of annual artisanal logging permits. since 2013 http://cod-data.forest-atlas.org/datasets/permis-de-coupe-de-bois-artisanal