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

Funding Agency:
International Tropical Timber Organization

Who We Are

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact Us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
Email : [email protected]