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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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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