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24 March 2022 Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana marks International Day of Forests (IDF) with school children in Bia West district

On the occasion of International Day of Forests, Tropenbos Ghana and pupils from five selected schools in the Bia West District - Western North Region embarked on a walk to raise awareness on the need to preserve Ghana’s forest reserves. The selected schools were Lamplighter, Bia National Park, Debiso A, B, and C Junior High Schools. The procession was along principal streets in Debiso, a community within the district.

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21 March 2022 Ghana

International Day of Forests (IDF) - Media Statement

The United Nations General Assembly in 2012 proclaimed March 21 as International Day of Forests (IDF). The day celebrates and raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests and trees around the world, and their contribution to the well-being of people i.e. both present and future generations. The world is however losing forests and trees at an alarming rate of about 10 million hectares per annum; contributing to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and exacerbating climate change scenarios and impacts. This poses major threats to livelihoods especially in developing countries, as well as production/supply and consumption chains that largely depend on forests resources.

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03 February 2022 Ghana

Smallholder farmers in Ejura municipality identify constraints for adopting climate-smart agricultural practices

To increase adoption of climate-smart farming technologies, the ReDIAL project organized climate-smart agriculture (CSA) sensitization forums for cereal and grain smallholder farmers in the Ejura municipality. The sensitization was carried out in collaboration with the Ejura Department of Agriculture extension officers in Yaabraso, Anyinasu, Kasei, Nyame Bekyere, Bayere Nkwanta, Abrewano, Frante, Teacherkrom, Dijoe, and Fa me shɛ baabi farming communities.

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26 November 2021 Ghana

Top 10 sustainable green business ideas selected under MoMo4C for further development

Ten people with sustainable green business ideas have been selected under the Mobilizing More for Climate (MoMo4c) programme for further development. This was after a business call was opened to invite green business ideas/proposals that take into consideration innovative climate actions which seek to address some identified Key Landscape Challenges (KLC). The call for green business ideas/proposals focused on the following;

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24 November 2021 Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana participates in maiden Orange Cocoa Day event

Tropenbos Ghana participated in the Netherlands Embassy’s maiden Orange Cocoa Day, an exhibition organized in partnership with Dutch companies and organizations in Ghana’s cocoa sector. The event took place at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Mr. Jeroen Verheul.

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23 November 2021 Ghana

PRESS RELEASE: In the spotlight; how to make Africa’s reliance on charcoal and firewood more sustainable

23 November 2021, Kumasi, Ghana – Of all the wood produced every year in sub-Saharan Africa, 90 percent is used as fuel, posing a major sustainability challenge. Woodfuel, primarily firewood and charcoal, is the main source of energy for cooking for two-thirds of households and is a critical element in maintaining food security. Millions of households depend on woodfuel production to make a living, but heavy reliance on it makes for social, economic, environmental and health concerns. With such complex issues, a broader approach is needed.

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