Some of the natural resources that are under severe consumption pressures are timber and fuel wood for construction and energy. The over harvesting of Non-wood Forest Products has exerted pressure on landscapes due to unsustainable agricultural practices, overgrazing by domestic animals and concentration of mines in certain areas.. These pressures, if left unchecked, will have severe ramifications on the fragile ecosystem and biodiversity. The lack of relevant data and knowledge to ascertain the safe ecological limits of these vulnerable production sectors is a well-known gap. Therefore this target will focus on assessing the operation of key natural resources-based production sectors within safe ecological limits and sustainability where necessary to encourage adoption of sustainable production by these sectors.
National Target 4: By 2020, relevant stakeholders adopt the principles of sustainable production and consumption of natural resources and keep have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.