The Adwenase Forest Management Plan has received a massive facelift following its revision by the kind courtesy of the EU Chainsaw Milling project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners. The plan, first drafted in 1995 by the Resource Management Support Centre (RMSC) of the Forestry Commission and the Assin-Akropong community, was revised to keep step with current forest management practices.17 June, 2013
Converted chainsaw operators are warming up to establish forest plantations as an alternative livelihood to illegal chainsaw milling. This is because in April 2013, the EU Chainsaw Milling project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners provided the requisite starter kits to four chainsaw-dependent communities. The kits comprise seeds of commercial tree species for nursery establishment, protective clothing and requisite implements and materials for plantation development.17 June, 2013
The communities of Sankore and Brewaniase in Ghana, have received artisanal mills donated by the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of the Forestry Commission under the EU Chainsaw project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners. The mills will be used by the communities to process raw materials acquired from legal sources through a partnership arrangement between chainsaw-dependent communities and forest concession holders.
This project is part of an overall agreement with the Forest Science Institute of Viet Nam (FSIV) to support FSIV through PhD and post-doc research projects.
The Post-doc project will be complementary to the PhD project on Forest Land Allocation and Biodiversity and will start once the formulation of the PhD research proposal has been finalized (the PhD proposal will be completed during a three months stay in Utrecht).
The post-doc project will strongly contribute to the institutional strengthening of FSIV. It will be formulated in view of future research lines of FSIV. In addition, the research will be policy oriented and is intended to become a trigger to the establishment of a policy oriented research group within FSIV.
2010 - 2011
2010 - 2011
Forest Research Institutes