Addressing chainsaw milling in Ghana and Guyana through multi-stakeholder dialogue

General

Addressing chainsaw milling in Ghana and Guyana through multi-stakeholder dialogue

Chainsaw milling is the on-site conversion of logs into lumber using chainsaws. Significant and increasing amounts of timber in the tropics for local markets are produced using this simple technology. For many local and indigenous forest dependent communities, chainsaw milling is an important source of income.

TBI implemented an EU-funded project that aimed at finding sustainable solutions to the problems associated with the production of lumber for local timber markets by involving all stakeholders in dialogue, information gathering and the development of alternatives to unsustainable chainsaw milling practices.
More information about the project in Ghana and Guyana:

Objective

  • To reduce poverty and promote viable livelihoods in forest-dependent communities;
  • reduce illegal logging;
  • and promote the conservation and sustainable management of tropical forests in Ghana and Guyana.

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This project is funded by the European Union

EuropeAid Cooperation:http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/index_en.htm
EU delegation Ghana: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/ghana/index_en.htm
EU delegation Guyana: http://www.delguy.ec.europa.eu/

Duration

2007 - 2015

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