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Sustainable Timber Plantations

Supporting viable reforestation in West Africa


West Africa has lost almost 90% of its forest to deforestation. Here in Ghana, rapid deforestation has been caused by an increase in international interest which stripped the country of its raw commodities, as well as bush fires, unsustainable farming practices and logging taking the last remaining trees. This leaves the country threatened by major environmental and socio-economic impacts.

Afforestation, Reforestation Revegetation (ARR)
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Sustainable Development Goals

4. Quality Education

4. Quality Education

8. Decent work and economic growth

Increased job opportunities

for local people

13. Climate Action

35,000 tonnes of CO2e

is expected to be mitigated on average per year

15. Life on land

4,174 hectares

reforested with carefully-selected trees species

The Solution

The project plants trees within the heavily degraded Boumfoum, Chirimfa and Awura Forest Reserves at a rate of 1,500 hectares per year for 6 years. The carefully selected species of trees, include eucalyptus, teak and acacia, are ideal for the production of sustainable timber. On top of this, the project works in consultation with local farmers to implement agroforestry techniques in order to maintain healthy soils, capable of sustaining their crops for many years. 


The Impact

The main goal of the project is to remove harmful greenhouse gases from the Earth’s atmosphere. On top, the project is boosting investment and opportunities for surrounding communities area by creating a sustainable timber supply chain. This helps to create financial security for the local community who have leaded their land on fair, long term agreements and have access to new training and employment opportunities.

Project ID: 302583
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