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Project ID RED-SPD077/12 Rev.1 (F)
Title REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED FORESTS FOR SUSTAINABLE WOOD FUEL PRODUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN THE FOREST-SAVANNA TRANSITION ZONE OF GHANA
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
FORIG - FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GHANA
Summary The project aims at contributing to reduction in rural poverty and improved income and employment while reducing deforestation and degradation and contributing to carbon sequestration in the forest savanna transition zone of Ghana. This will be achieved through sensitizing and building the capacity of commercial charcoal and firewood producers in the transition zone to plant and/or manage wood fuel plantations sustainably. Participatory approaches will be employed at all stages of the project to ensure that stakeholder needs are adequately incorporated in the choice and design of plantation regimes. Management plans will also be produced to guide communities for efficient utilization of wood fuel resources. The government of Ghana will benefit through improved resource base and sectoral information for policy decisions. Other benefits to be derived include building up of the capacity of resource managers to support forest communities to sustainably utilize and manage wood fuel resources and to reduce pressure on the natural forest estate. The project will be implemented mainly by Ghanaian agencies and experts.
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Project document RED-SPD077-12R1.E-Ghana-with cover.pdf
Completion report REDSPD77-12R1_Completion Report-Ghana.pdf
Technical report(s) Tech-Report Assessment-Environment-Livelihoods-RED-SPD077-12Rev.pdf
Tech-Report Woodfuel-Carbozation-Yield-RED-SPD077-12Rev.pdf
Tech-Report Woodfuel-Species-Silviculture-RED-SPD077-12Rev.pdf
Tech-Report Woodfuel-Woodlot-Establishement-RED-SPD077-12Rev.pdf
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  • Cattle of nomadic communities moving, for pastures and water, from drought regions of the northern part of Ghana

    Country: Ghana
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)

  • Pile of charcoal produced by local communities in the project area before being put in sackcloth packages for transportation to big cities by traders

    Country: Ghana
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)

  • Young tree of Acacia mangium (C. Linn.) planted and mixed with maize cropped in an agroforestry plantation established for wood energy by local communities

    Country: Dromakuma Village, Nkoransa-North District, Brong-Ahafo Region
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)

  • Young tree of Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss. planted in combination with cassava cropped in an agroforestry plantation established for wood energy by local communities

    Country: Nkranka Village, Nkoransa-North District, Brong-Ahafo Region
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)

  • Young tree of Anogeissus leiocarpus (DC.) Guill. & Perr. planted for wood energy and being subject of localized weeding around it by two local community members

    Country: Attakura Village, Kintampo-North District, Brong-Ahafo Region
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)

  • Young tree of Senna siamea (Lam.) Irwin & Barneby planted and mixed with cassava cropped in an agroforestry plantation established for wood energy by local communities

    Country: Nkranka Village, Nkoransa-North District, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Author: Polycarpe MASUPA-KAMBALE
    Affiliation: RED-SPD 077/12 Rev.1 (F)