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26 October 2015 Ghana

Seventeen former chainsaw millers undergo training

Seventeen former chainsaw millers who now constitute the Insu Siding Artisanal Millers Association have undergone a 12 day Practical Training Workshop aimed at equipping them with modern technical skills in artisanal milling to foster their transition from using illegal chainsaws to modern milling equipment.

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22 October 2015 Ghana

Inadequate knowledge of silvicultural practices still a major hindrance to tree plantation development

More than half of Ghanaian farmers involved in tree plantation development still find inadequate knowledge of silvicultural practices a major hindrance to their businesses in spite of the fact that 84 percent of them have already benefited from extension services being offered by several organisations including the Forestry Commission (FC) of Ghana.

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22 October 2015 Ghana

More than half of Ghanaian tree plantation farmers unaware of forest plantations development fund

More than a decade after the Forest Plantations Development Fund (FPDF) was set up to provide various forms of assistance to plantation developers, including cash to finance their projects, a research conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana under its Landscape Restoration Project (LRP) indicates that 68 percent of farmers are not aware of the Fund.

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19 October 2015 Ghana

Ghanaian Youth not interested in Plantation Development

Only eight percent of the youth within the age range of 26 to 35 years living in forest fringe communities are involved in any form of tree plantation activities, according to a research conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana under its Landscape Restoration Project (LRP).

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04 September 2015 Ghana

Private Tree Growers to Form Associations to Promote their Interest

Private tree growers in Ghana have expressed concern about the unfair prices of trees, difficulties in securing high quality seeds for nursery and tree plantation establishment as well as the lack of technical training and extension services for tree growers by the Forest Services Department (FSD) of the Forestry Commission (FC).

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04 September 2015 Ghana

Forestry Commission Should Make Prices of Trees Public

The lack of awareness about tree prices as well as the value of the various tree species, especially the Lesser Used Species (LUS) among private plantation developers makes them gullible to exploitation by buyers and consumers who pay them far below the real value of their trees.

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