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16 September 2021 Ghana

Capacity of 82 women cocoa farmers strengthened in major cocoa and forest sector initiatives

Ordinarily, engagements within the cocoa sector especially in the community have been male-dominated. However, women along the cocoa value chain, specifically women cocoa farmers are capable of enhancing climate-smart cocoa production and sustainability if given the right resources including access to real-time information and capacity development. Under the Green Livelihoods Alliance Programme II (GLA 2), Tropenbos Ghana strengthened the capacity of eighty-two (82) women from various cocoa co-operatives across eleven (11) Cocoa Districts in the Western North Region of Ghana.

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09 September 2021 Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana Board Chair receives IUCN highest conservation award

The Board Chair of Tropenbos Ghana, Professor Alfred Oteng-Yeboah has been awarded the highest conservation award - the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for his immeasurable contribution towards biodiversity conservation. The Ghanaian Professor received the prestigious award at the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Ma

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23 August 2021 Ghana

Stakeholders in Western North Region undergo training in climate-smart agriculture

Key stakeholders in natural resources and agriculture in the Western North Region have undergone a three-day training in climate-resilient actions. The training was organized by Tropenbos Ghana under its Mobilizing More for Climate (MoMo4C) Programme. Representatives from Community Resources Management Area (CREMA), Hotspot Management Board (HMB), youth in cocoa, women in cocoa, and individual farmers in Sefwi Wiawso municipal, Juabeso, and Bia West districts benefited from the training.

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15 August 2021 Ghana

Community Extension Agents (CEAs) in Western North Region Trained in Climate Smart Cocoa Practices to ensure Sustainable Cocoa Production

The capacity of two hundred and seventy-six (276) field agents and other technical officers of Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) in all Cocoa districts across the Western North region have been strengthened in Climate Smart Cocoa Practices. The rationale is to ensure Community Extension Agents (CEAs) with their incessant engagement with cocoa farmers have the requisite skills, knowledge, and the most up-to-date information on climate change to further strengthen the capacity of cocoa farmers in climate-smart cocoa practices.

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20 July 2021 Ghana

Environmentalists advocate precision mining to protect environment

Some environmentalists are advocating the adoption of what they term precision mining system and the signing of reclamation bond to help promote responsible mining among small-scale miners. These recommendations were made at a national multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) workshop organized by Tropenbos Ghana under the NORAD-funded project ‘Securing Food and Ecosystem Services in Mining Plagued Regions of Ghana’.

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11 June 2021 Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana awards winners of Green Ghana essay competition

Ahead of the Green Ghana project day, Tropenbos Ghana and partners organized an essay competition for pupils of the Apaaso D/A Junior High School at Kintampo in the Bono East Region. The theme for the competition was “Importance of trees in our environment”.

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