10 November 2022 Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana supports joint statement by CSOs on EU regulation on smallholder-inclusive deforestation-free products

As the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU are negotiating a compromise on the EU regulation on deforestation free products, Solidaridad joins other civil society organizations in calling upon them to maintain a high level of ambition and refrain from any harmful trade offs. The undersigned CSOs have at heart to ensure that the realities and needs of smallholders and forest communities are taken into account, to ensure an effective implementation of the future EU requirements.

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19 October 2022 Ghana

Stronger collaboration needed to achieve Ghana’s NDCs

Stakeholders from various state agencies in the Western North region have called for stronger collaboration among themselves to achieve Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The call was made at a regional workshop organized by Tropenbos Ghana and facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Over 30 personnel from across the region benefitted from the workshop. The workshop presented Ghana’s updated NDC document to the stakeholders and trained them to lead and implement climate change initiatives in their various sectors.

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09 September 2022 Ghana

Ghana Civil Society-Cocoa Platform (GCCP) review EU deforestation regulations

The Ghana Civil Society-Cocoa Platform (GCCP) met to review the European Union’s (EU) drafted legislation on certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation. The review was to ensure that smallholder cocoa farmers in the country are not affected by the EU legislation. Deforestation and forest degradation are occurring at an alarming rate, worsening climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

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05 September 2022 Ghana

Promoting climate change mitigation through smart agricultural practices

Ghana’s transition zone is gradually losing its tree cover. This has largely been attributed to deforestation and expansion of agricultural lands. The development has exposed smallholder farmers to the harsh climate conditions which threaten their livelihoods.

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19 August 2022 Ghana

Multi-stakeholder platform in Techiman urges government to standardize prices for cereals and grains

The Research for Development and Innovation Agriculture and Learning (ReDIAL) multi-stakeholder dialogue platform in Techiman – Bono East region has appealed to the government to set standardized prices for cereals and grains trade. The call was made at the platform’s maiden quarterly meeting held at the Brongkyampem Hall.

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17 August 2022 Ghana

Civil society groups urged to work closely with each other to maximize impact

As part of efforts to mitigate the numerous challenges confronting stakeholders in the agriculture sector, the ReDIAL project organized a coordination meeting for agriculture and environment-related civil society groups in the Ejura Municipality. The purpose of the meeting, which was held at the Ejura Agricultural College and Mechanization Centre was to create a platform that would enhance partnership, open dialogue, and peer sharing among Civil Society organizations (CSOs) operating in the municipality.

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