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11 February, 2016

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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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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18 January, 2016

Decision time for Indonesia’s Intact Forest Landscapes

An Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) is a territory within today’s global extent of forest cover which contains forest and non-forest ecosystems minimally influenced by human economic activities, with an area of at least 500 km2 (50,000 hectare) and a minimal width of 10 km (measured as the diameter of a circle that is entirely inscribed within the boundaries of the territory) as defined by the World Resources Institute.

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04 January, 2016

Identifying synergies between FLEGT/VPA and REDD+ initiatives in Ghana

Forests are not just an assemblage of trees, a reservoir of carbon stocks or mere items with a monetary value used for economic exchange but possess an inherent value for forest fringe communities; such values should be recognised and taken into consideration when drafting laws and policies on forest governance.

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