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Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
The Juabeso-Bia and Sefwi-Wiawso Landscape (JBSW) in the Western North Region of Ghana is located in the High Forest Zone and has considerable levels of biodiversity. However, the landscape faces the threats of deforestation and forest degradation, which compromise the livelihoods of forest adjacent communities and the general population.
The era when civil society organisations (CSOs) in the forestry, cocoa, mining and environmental sector worked in isolation with its associated difficulties in doing effective advocacy has become a thing of the past. Under the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) project, Tropenbos Ghana has supported and actively worked with CSO networks and coalitions in the sector to provide evidence, lobby and advocacy to influence policies that promote sustainable governance and practices.
The exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives them of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, popularly known as “child labour,” among cocoa-producing communities, has been a concern in Ghana. Such an act interferes with the ability of children to attend regular school and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful to their development.
Better policies inform better practices