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27 October 2016 Ghana

The Future of Landscape Resoration

Future approaches to landscape restoration should aim at fulfilling a broad range of functions that will meet the demands and interests of diverse stakeholders to help alleviate their fears of being marginalised. Steps should also be taken to eschew potential causes for conflict while promoting the sustainability of the landscapes under consideration.

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26 October 2016 Ghana

Landscape Restoration Project: The Way Forward

Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana has been advised to hand over to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) and the Forestry Commission (FC) a synthesis of all research findings and recommendations emanating from research, stakeholder meetings and other activities conducted under the Landscape Restoration Project (LRP) to solicit information about the challenges confronting Smallholder Tree Plantation Developers in Ghana.

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26 October 2016 Ghana

TBI Ghana lauded for her contribution to Forest Governance in Ghana

Tropenbos International Ghana has over the years promoted inclusiveness and participation in the forestry sector through several interventions. These range from spearheading the development of the Domestic Timber Policy, supporting the formulation of the Procurement Policy on Timber and Timber Products, and contributing to the review of the Forest and Wildlife Policy.

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05 August 2016 Ghana

Knowledge on VPA shared with three west African countries

Master craftsmen and organisational leaders of Small and Medium Forest Enterprises from Senegal, Mali and Gambia have received training from Mr Erasmus Philip Ahorlu a craftsman and enterpreneur from Ghana on the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and their environmental benefits.

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19 July 2016 Ghana

Civil Society Organisations decry the mining of Tano Offin Forest Reserve in Ghana

Civil Society Organisations in Ghana (CSO’s) have decried attempts at carrying out mining activities in the Tano Offin Forest Reserve which is the fourth largest Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA) in Ghana with a land mass of 41,392 hectares.

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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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