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Soils of degraded forest reserves and key species for plantation development in Ghana

Authors:
Victor K. Agyeman, James Senaya, Luke C. N. Anglaaere, Christian D. Dedjoe, Ernest G. Foli & Stella Britwum Acquah

This publication gives a description of consociations, associations and complexes of soils that are encountered in some forest reserves in Ghana. The information provided is mainly on the major characteristics of the soils encountered and their suitability for plantation development in the forest reserves. It does not capture information on the extent of individual soils found suitable for purposes other than commercial forest plantation development.

Over 50 per cent of all the degraded forest reserves earmarked for plantation development have soils that are generally considered very good (S1) and are capable of supporting good growth of the forest tree species selected for the establishment of plantations.

Equitable forest reserve plantation revenue sharing in Ghana

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.

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