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A law in Ghana stipulates that all naturally growing trees are owned by the state. In 2022, female cocoa farmers collaborated with Tropenbos Ghana to draw attention to the adverse effects of this law on their livelihoods.
The past few years have not only witnessed unpredictable changes in climatic elements but also marked variations in weather scenarios particularly in Ghana’s multi-functional cocoa-forest landscape. This mostly driven by irresponsible practices including illegal farming, illegal logging and unsustainable mining. This is more evident in climate change effects on livelihoods, and main economic activities including cocoa production and the environment in general.
Beekeeping and honey processing have been identified as viable green business ventures in the Sefwi Wiawso Juaboso Bia landscape. These activities play a significant role in supporting local livelihoods and economy. Despite this, there is a lack of coordinated effort and network to create an aggregation force among players in the field.
Better policies inform better practices