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Beekeeping and honey processing have become one of the most viable green businesses in the Sefwi Wiawso-Juaboso Bia (SWJB) landscape. Notwithstanding its vital role in supporting livelihoods and the local economy, the system lacks effective coordination, hence the need to structure, formalize, and ensure effective operationalization of the business within the landscape and the region at large.
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.
Better policies inform better practices