13 July 2016 Ghana

Forestry Commission to lease out degraded forests to tree growers

Members of the newly inaugurated Offinso Tree Growers Association will be leased degraded portions of the Opro River Forest Reserve and the Asufu East Forest Reserve to establish tree plantations under the Modified Taungya System.

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08 July 2016 Ghana

Forest Investment Programme to supply free tree seedlings to tree growers in Ghana

Tree seedlings will be supplied free of charge to tree growers in the Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions by the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) to boost plantation development in Ghana under a five-year pilot programme which begun last year.

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05 July 2016 Ghana

Communication facility inaugurated at the Sokobhan wood village

A communication facility has been established at the Sokobhan wood market, the largest in West Africa, for information sharing on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) (signed between Ghana and the EU on November 20, 2009) and also for capacity building of wood workers at the market on pertinent issues relating to safety at work, need for protective clothing, personal and environmental hygiene at the work place and disease prevention and control among several others.

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27 June 2016 Ghana

Women in Ghana urged to get involved in plantation development to ward off climate change

Ghanaian women have been urged to venture into tree plantation development since it is the only means by which the country can increase her forest cover to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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30 May 2016 Ghana

Efforts underway to ensure sustainable charcoal and firewood production in Ghana

Ghana is to adopt a sustainable management mechanism that would ensure the continuous supply and use of charcoal and firewood and forestall their impact on Ghana’s forests.

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08 April 2016 Ghana

Woodcarvers push for a place in Ghana’s voluntary partnership agreement amidst risks of being excluded

Woodcarvers in Ghana are pushing for their products to be included in the VPA since they cannot be exported if they are not certified under the VPA as the time for the implementation of Ghana’s Legality Assurance System (LAS) under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) signed between Ghana and the European Union (EU) draws closer.

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