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Forestry Research Institute signs MoU with 13 bee-farmer co-operatives in Ashanti Region

The Forestry Research Institute of Ghana of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-FORIG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 13 bee-farmer co-operatives in the Ashanti Region to train its members in bee farming business to improve their economic welfare and livelihoods.

As part of the three-year MoU, the CSIR-FORIG would provide technical and financial support to set up the members for the production of honey, for free, within the period.

And, to avoid facing marketing and financing hurdles, CSIR-FORIG would harvest the honey and ensure ready market by buying them and other bee-related products, such as

Massive boost for wood industry as CSIR-FORIG sets up wood testing centre

Fumesua (Ash), Nov. 27, GNA - The wood industry has received a boost following the establishment of a Wood and Furniture Testing Centre (WFTC) by the Forestry Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-FORIG).

The centre, which is under the Wood Industry and Utilization Division of the Institute, seeks to support the wood industry through testing services, research into efficient utilisation of wood species, products development and their standardization.

Lands degraded by galamsey to be reclaimed with these trees

Reclamation of land degraded by illegal mining is set to receive a major boost as the Forest Research Institute (FORIG) outdoors heavy metal absorbing tree species.

The three species, both indigenous and exotic, selected after rigorous study are said to also have the capacity to stabilize soil for agricultural production.

Lead researcher, Dr. Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi, says galamsey across the country remains a major environmental concern.

Forest cover, water sources, soil fertility have been under siege in a combined activity to destroy the ecosystem.

Heavy metals, namely Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel and Lead are deposited in the soil with attendant danger to life, including diseases like cancer.

Lands degraded by galamsey to be reclaimed with these trees

Reclamation of land degraded by illegal mining is set to receive a major boost as the Forest Research Institute (FORIG) outdoors heavy metal absorbing tree species.

The three species, both indigenous and exotic, selected after rigorous study are said to also have the capacity to stabilize soil for agricultural production.

Lead researcher, Dr. Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi, says galamsey across the country remains a major environmental concern.

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