Filter

15 October 2012 Ghana

Stakeholders adopt artisanal milling concept

Stakeholders have adopted and validated artisanal milling concept and related models for implementing a project that seeks to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market.

Read more

12 October 2012 Ghana

Establish a conflict management unit within Ghana’s Forestry Commission

Conflicts over the use and management of forest and tree resources abound in Ghana. These have often led to loss of incomes, livelihoods and forests, and sometimes resulting in injuries and even deaths. But establishing a specialised unit within the Forestry Commission for forest conflict management could offer the necessary leverage for better managing them. This is according to Dr. Mercy Derkyi, a TBI Ghana supported PhD graduate of the University of Amsterdam.

Read more

21 August 2012 Ghana

Embedding the MSD in Ghana’s forest sector

The EU chainsaw project implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has organised a three-day training workshop on ‘Institutionalising multi-stakeholder engagement in the forestry sector of Ghana’ for project staff and partners. Since its inception, a key strategy for implementing the EU Chainsaw project has been the establishment of a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) to share information, reduce conflict between stakeholders and generate jointly agreed solutions for addressing illegal chainsaw milling in Ghana.

Read more

21 August 2012 Ghana

A boost for honey production in Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana

Honey producers in the Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana could soon be licensed and certified by national regulatory bodies to produce honey for the market. This is because Tropenbos International Ghana on Friday June 29, 2012 donated an honey press and a refractometer to the Atebubu-Amantin Honeybee Keepers’ Association to aid the production of high quality honey for the market.

Read more

09 July 2012 Ghana

Embedding INRM Principles in University Education in Ghana

Under the coordination of Tropenbos International and partners, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is incorporating Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) approaches and principles into its strategy and curricula for education in agriculture and natural resources in Ghana. The aim is to build CANR as an institution capable of addressing complex problems related to natural resources and environment. The initiative has been executed under the NPT-GHA 278 project supported by the Dutch government through the NUFFIC.

Read more

09 July 2012 Ghana

Registration of Farmers towards Benefit Sharing Ends

Tropenbos International Ghana has completed registration of beneficiary farmers of the Modified Taungya System (MTS) in the Offinso and Mampong Forest Districts of the Ashanti Region. The exercise which forms part of the Forestry Commission’s (FC) partnership arrangement with civil society groups in acquiring credible data towards the signing of benefit sharing agreements with farmers is supported by the National Forest Programme Facility of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Read more