After sustained high growth for two decades, Belarus subsequently experienced several years of stagnated growth. Macroeconomic vulnerability due to large external imbalances, persistent inflation, and low international reserves, combined with weak demand in trading partners, contribute to a negative growth outlook for 2016 and 2017.
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A new project is designed to enhance silvicultural management, reforestation and afforestation, increase the use of felling residues, and increase the overall contribution of forests to sustainable development.
More than a third (39%) of the territory of Belarus is covered with forests, which are home to 28 tree species.
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