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01 June 2013 Ghana

A boost for sustainable charcoal production

Illegal chainsaw operators in forest communities could soon depend on improved charcoal production as a viable alternative livelihood. This is because Tropenbos International Ghana has concluded arrangements with the Forestry Commission (FC) and the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) to work together to enhance the contribution of charcoal production to local livelihoods and poverty alleviation while preserving environmental quality.

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22 March 2013 Ghana

Lumber supply in ghana receives widespread news reportage

The domestic lumber supply situation in Ghana has been in the spotlight, receiving a widespread reportage from over ten (10) media houses within a period of one week. The nation-wide coverage on a new policy and an innovative way to supply lumber to the domestic market was carried by a mix of media channels including Television and Radio stations as well as the Print and Online platforms.

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11 March 2013 Ghana

Supplying legal lumber to the domestic market in Ghana

Ghana is close to finding a solution to the dilemma of supplying legal lumber to the domestic market as indicated by a just completed pilot project by Tropenbos International Ghana. TBI Ghana has devised and successfully tested new models that link artisanal millers directly to forest concession holders to access logs to produce lumber for the Ghanaian market.

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11 March 2013 Ghana

A boost for new EU Chainsaw project districts

The EU Chainsaw milling project being implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has successfully held a capacity building session for the leadership of stakeholder groups and members of steering committees of district-level multi-stakeholder dialogue (DLMSD) platforms in two new project districts: Tarkwa and Nkwanta in the Western and Volta Region respectively.

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11 February 2013 Ghana

TBI Ghana pilots Wood Tracking System for the domestic market

TBI Ghana has developed and started piloting a Wood Tracking System (WTS) for the domestic timber production and trade. This domestic WTS is part of the implementation of a project that aims to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market. The project is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) under the “ACP-FLEGT Support Programme”.

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11 February 2013 Ghana

Artisanal Milling Defined

The process for defining Artisanal Milling as part of operationalising a policy option to supply legal lumber to the domestic market has been concluded during the 9th National Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) meeting on 7th November, 2012 at the Forestry Commission (FC) Auditorium in Accra.

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