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Project ID PD791/15 Rev.3 (M)
Title COMMUNITY FOREST LANDSCAPES AND SMALL ENTERPRISES CONTRIBUTING TO LEGAL TIMBER TRADE IN GHANA
Status PENDING FINANCE
Executing agency
KUMASI WOOD CLUSTER ASSOCIATION
Summary The overall objective of this project is to increase the availability and sources of legally sourced timber on the domestic market of Ghana. This will be achieved through the establishment of legal timber supply chain from community landscapes. At project completion, these landscapes would be established as additional legal sources of timber. Small-scale producers will also demonstrate understanding of the standards covering chain of custody and wood tracking by documenting and implementing procedures to comply with legal timber trade requirements. The capacity of the Kumasi Wood Cluster Association (KWC) (a certification system service provider) and the National Forest Forum Ghana (NFF- G) will be enhanced to better offer technical support to small-scale community producers towards legal timber trade in Ghana. Approaches to achieve this includes capacity building of communities to develop systems and agreements that provide incentives and security of tenure; capacity building of small-scale producers to develop appropriate chain of custody systems will contribute to value chain development from the community landscapes to the market. KWC will also continue to offer technical support to small-scale producers to comply with legality requirements, while NFF-G will be the platform to discussing forest governance issues that may affect legal timber trade.
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Project document E-PD-791-15-R3-M-Ghana.pdf