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09 May 2014 Ghana

Harmonisation of stakeholder processes in Ghana

On 9th April, 2014 the national executive committee of the National Forestry Forum of Ghana (NFF-G) and the steering committee of the multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD SC) under the EU Chainsaw milling project agreed to harmonize these two stakeholder platforms. Since the establishment of the MSD in September 2009, the MSD SC has been working to establish favourable conditions to sustain a multiple stakeholder process approach to policy-making. Many stakeholder processes with similar objectives as the MSD are active in Ghana. Since its start, the MSD has been aligned with the NFF-G and has now moved on to harmonise the two processes. This is a first step towards institutionalisation of stakeholder engagement in decision-making processes in the Ghana forest sector.

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09 May 2014 Ghana

More former chainsaw operators embrace the artisanal milling concept

Artisanal milling which has been proposed as the legal alternative to illegal chainsaw milling by stakeholders under the EU chainsaw milling project is gaining momentum amongst former chainsaw operators in Ghana. This was observed when two groups made up of former illegal chainsaw operators at Insusiding a community in Bogoso under the Tarkwa Forest District and Akyem Apoli in the Oda Forest District called on the project secretariat to provide them with the requisite skills and training to enable them operate legally under the concept of artisanal milling.

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29 April 2014 Ghana

Governance Arrangements for Sustainable Charcoal Production in Ghana.

Sustainable charcoal production in Ghana is possible if charcoal producing communities would adopt and implement the governance arrangements that were agreed during a workshop of TBI Ghana on March 12, 2014.

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05 March 2014 Ghana

Forestry Extension Service: a missing link in Ghana’s reforestation efforts

The need for a formal forestry extension service for the forestry sector in Ghana has become crucial in the light of massive reforestation and plantation development by both smallholder farmers and commercial entities. This was the subject of an essay competition organized by Tropenbos International Ghana for tertiary students in natural resource management as part of its capacity building efforts.

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05 March 2014 Ghana

Artisanal millers about to supply legal lumber to the market in Ghana

The artisanal milling group of Sankore in the Goaso Forest District in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana has received its first consignment of logs from the company Logs and Lumber Limited (LLL) in December 2013. The group which entered into an agreement with LLL for the supply of logs will be able to place legal lumber on the domestic market which used to be supplied for more than 80% with illegal chainsaw milled lumber.

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26 August 2013 Ghana

Illegal chainsaw operators to increase the forest cover in Ghana

The continuous education and awareness on the impacts of illegal chainsaw milling and deforestation on Ghana’s economy and environment by the EU Chainsaw project being implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana has created a change in attitude amongst some illegal chainsaw operators.

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