College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has identified the need to incorporate Integrated Natural Resource Management principles into its strategy and curricula as a means to resolving complex environmental problems.
One of the main goals of establishing and managing the forests in Ghana by governments and individuals is to have a sustainable resource that can provide livelihoods. However, the various forest dependent livelihoods (FDLs) in Ghana, which should act as sources of income and motivation for sustainable management and conservation of the forests, are not well developed.
The conservation and wise use of tropical forest resources is of global concern. Recently, the international debate has been focusing on the issue of illegal logging and the legality of timber as a contribution to sustainable management of forests.