Ghana

Tropenbos International Ghana aims at bridging the gap between forest policy, management and science; providing a forum for discussing forest issues; and carrying out relevant research and training. The objective of the programme is that forestry actors in Ghana deploy sound and adequate information for poverty reduction policies that improve forest-dependent livelihoods and increase forest cover and services in rural areas.
 
The TBI Ghana programme focuses on the broad theme of forest dependent livelihoods in the High Forest Zone of Ghana, with special emphasis on governance for sustainable forest-related livelihoods. To this end, illegal logging, equity in forest benefit sharing and community rights and responsibilities in forest management are given attention.

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Chainsaw milling project: eight years and more than 200 artisanal millers in Ghana

After eight years and the conversion of more than 200 illegal chainsaw millers into artisanal millers Ghana’s Chainsaw Milling Project came to an end in 2016. The project found alternatives to chainsaw milling through a multi-stakeholder dialogue. The dialogue assessed the reasons behind illegal logging and piloted the artisanal milling concept as an alternative to chainsaw milling and as the solution to providing legal wood to the country’s domestic market.

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Non-Timber Forest Products Could Alleviate Rural Poverty

A critical analysis of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) within the context of Ghana has revealed that they can play an important role in rural poverty alleviation instead of merely serving as a safety net for rural farmers as they are presently being utilised.

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The Future of Landscape Resoration

Future approaches to landscape restoration should aim at fulfilling a broad range of functions that will meet the demands and interests of diverse stakeholders to help alleviate their fears of being marginalised. Steps should also be taken to eschew potential causes for conflict while promoting the sustainability of the landscapes under consideration.

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