Equitable forest reserve plantation revenue sharing in Ghana
- Published: Monday, 17 January 2011 21:01
Authors: Victor K. Agyeman , Elijah Danso, Kofi A. Marfo, Alex B. Asare,Michael O. Yeboah & Fredua Agyeman
The Taungya system (TS) is an establishment method for reforestation where farmers are given parcels of poorly stocked forests to produce food crops and help replant the degraded forest areas. The TS is usually practised in areas where there is land shortage and was introduced in the country in the early 1920. The TS was however suspended in 1984 primarily because of policy and legislative failures on benefit sharing, poor security of tenure and resource use rights, abuse of system by farmers and inability of the Forestry Department (FD) - now the Forest Services Division (FSD) of the Forestry Commission (FC) to effectively supervise the programme.