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.
to the local community
for local people
is expected to be mitigated on average per year
reforested with carefully-selected trees species
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 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.