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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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21 March 2016 Ghana

Stakeholders gain faith in Ghana’s forestry sector

There is hope for Ghana’s forestry sector after several years and endless efforts of battling illegal chainsaw milling and its associated international and local trade which had the potential to mar Ghana’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union under the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative. This hope was given at a closeout workshop of the EU funded project ‘Supporting the integration of legal and legitimate domestic timber markets into Voluntary Partnership Agreements’ held at the Coconut Regency Hotel – Accra on 9th March 2016.

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29 February 2016 Ghana

Forest Investment Programme to Train Tree Extension Officers

Guidelines for the training of staff members of the Forestry Commission (FC) to provide extension services to tree growers are being developed under the Forest Investment Programme (FIP): Enhancing Natural Forests and Agro-Forest Landscapes Project being implemented in Ghana.

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29 February 2016 Ghana

Illegal mining continues to degrade Ghana’s forest

In spite of the rapid loss of forests as a result of activities that promote deforestation and forest degradation, illegal mining, one of the key drivers, still continues unabated in Ghana.

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11 February 2016 Ghana

Research needs for sustainable cocoa production in Ghana

Low cocoa productivity, poor livelihoods of cocoa farmers and a negative impact on ecosystems have led to a global realisation that cocoa production should be made more sustainable. In the previous years, many new projects have been established in this field. However, the complex reality in which these projects operate, makes it difficult to get a full understanding of the issues at hand and to effectively design projects to improve the situation on the ground.

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