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12 December 2022 Ghana
“I have understood the immeasurable benefits of planting trees on my farm. I always thought I could only get seedlings if I buy them, but today, I have learnt to look out for naturally occurring trees on my farm and nurture them,” said Maxwell Ntow, a cocoa farmer in Oparekrom in the Western North Region.
12 December 2022 Ghana
Some smallholder farmers under the Juaboso-Bia Hotspot Intervention Area Management Board (HMB) have received livelihood support. This is part of our efforts to support the effective management and operationalization of the platform under the Partnerships for Forests project.
30 November 2022 Ghana
The Yendi Municipal Crops Officer of the Department of Agriculture, Phanuel Yawson Dzigba Sosu, has advised farmers to resort to the use of safe chemicals to store their food crops. According to him, the use of unsafe chemicals could lead to harmful consequences such as food poisoning. The officer, therefore, urged them to use preservatives such as organic chemicals which he said were safe and had no side effects on humans or animals.
21 November 2022 Ghana
Tropenbos Ghana has been honoured with the ‘Change Agent of the Year Award’ at the 2022 Ghana Cocoa Dinner and Awards night. Tropenbos Ghana picked up the prestigious award for its distinguished performance as an environmental advocacy organization, committed to Ghana’s cocoa sector while supporting livelihood sustainability.
10 November 2022 Ghana
As the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU are negotiating a compromise on the EU regulation on deforestation free products, Solidaridad joins other civil society organizations in calling upon them to maintain a high level of ambition and refrain from any harmful trade offs. The undersigned CSOs have at heart to ensure that the realities and needs of smallholders and forest communities are taken into account, to ensure an effective implementation of the future EU requirements.
19 October 2022 Ghana
Stakeholders from various state agencies in the Western North region have called for stronger collaboration among themselves to achieve Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The call was made at a regional workshop organized by Tropenbos Ghana and facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Over 30 personnel from across the region benefitted from the workshop. The workshop presented Ghana’s updated NDC document to the stakeholders and trained them to lead and implement climate change initiatives in their various sectors.