Management of forests established through rehabilitation of degraded forests by local communities in Ghana

Project Team:  D. Blay, L.Damnyag,  L. Anglaere, Twum Ampofo, F. Dwomoh, Local community reps

Project Duration: 2012-2015

Background

Continuous DFD both in and outside forest reserves  in Ghana has negative impact on local livelihood and the environment. The negative impacts are: Shortage of forest resources; Climate change effects; Loss of biodiversity; Phase I rehabilitated some of degraded forest areas with forest fringe communities collaboration. Local communities established 240 ha of plantations  in some degraded forest reserves. With new benefit-sharing farmers who planted the trees and land owners are entitled to 40%.

Specific Objective

Collaboratively and sustainably manage with local communities forests established by rehabilitating degraded forest lands with the view to produce goods and services

Project location

  1. Abonsrakrom, Twumkrom and Ntabene Communities in B/A
  2. Ahinkwa and Olantan communities in Begoro
  3. Nsugunsua community in Akomadan

 

Funding Agency: International Tropical Timber Organization