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16 September 2014 Ghana

EU Team visits reforestation activities at Supon Forest Reserve, Ghana

On August 6th the Breman-Anwiam Artisanal Milling Association had the opportunity to show their newly established plantation to a delegation from the EU. Mr. Ignacio Burol and Mr. Herve DelSol from the EU-delegation in Accra were very impressed with the achievement of the Association in replanting Ghana’s degraded forests and pledged EU’s support in combating deforestation and forest degradation in Ghana.

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01 September 2014 Ghana

Smallholder plantations to promote afforestation in off-reserve areas in Ghana

In order for smallholder forest plantations in Ghana to be successful, incentives for managing secondary forests are needed, as well as an increased knowledge in marketing constraints, pests and disease management, the role of trees and a better definition of ownership of trees on farms. These were some of the conclusions withdrawn from the discussions during the inception workshop of the Landscape Restoration Project, organized by Tropenbos International on August 5, 2014 in Kumasi, Ghana.

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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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