Afforestation, Reforestation and Nature Preservation
The project is restoring forest reserves in riparian buffer zones in Ghana that degrade due to logging, bushfires, and conversion to agriculture. The project works with local farmers to expand by around 1,000 hectares per year to add new project areas and improve the livelihoods of local farmers.
The project in Ghana is restoring forest reserves that have been degraded through overexploitation, bushfires, and conversion into agricultural land. By planting teak, indigenous, and natural trees in riparian buffer zones following the principles and criteria set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the project actively works against the trend of deforestation in Ghana since the country lost 19% of its tree cover since the year 2000.
The measures, moreover, improve the soil quality benefitting the local farmers that are allowed to grow crops within the reforested area via intercropping. Some local farmers are, furthermore, directly employed by the project. This way, the project has created more than 1,000 jobs and allocated more than 6k hectares to local farmers for intercropping. 40% of the jobs created are alloted to women and 25% of the area available for intercropping is allocated to female farmers. The project aims to expand by 1k hectares per year to add new project areas, increase the scale of reforestation, and improve the livelihoods of local farmers.
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