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21 March, 2016

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

Conserving germplasms of Indonesia’s native tree species

Forty years ago Indonesia started operating nationwide land rehabilitation and reforestation programs. An ambitious program, enforced by Presidential Instruction was launched in 1976 (Inpres No. 8, 1976). The program conducted land rehabilitation (soil conservation) and reforestation on watershed boundary basis and the program was active till the end of 1980’s.

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29 February, 2016

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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20 January, 2016

Knowledge Gaps about Ghana’s Legality Assurance System Hamper its Successful Implementation

Knowledge gaps among different stakeholders regarding Ghana‘s Legality Assurance System (LAS) exist in all levels of society. As a consequence, the effective implementation of the LAS in Ghana can be affected if they are not appropriately addressed.

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