Interview: Forest Plantation Development in Ghana

Ghana has over a million hectares of land for forest plantation development.

Under the country’s Forest Plantation Strategy, a total of 500,000 hectares of forest plantation would be established and managed over a 25 year period – 2015 to 2040.

But the menace of deforestation remains a major concern for Ghana.

Whilst the forest plantation strategy promotes efficient management of forest resources and nurturing of new trees, the implementation of the REDD Plus initiative also promotes tree planting with incentives to local communities.

Kofi Adu Domfeh spoke to Mr. Kwabena Nketia, Programmes Director at Tropenbos International Ghana (TBI), on wider stakeholders’ buy-in of the initiatives.

TBI is a not-for-profit organization at the forefront of forest protection and economic empowerment of forest dependent communities.

Mr. Nketia first explains whether Ghana is winning in the drive to protect and restore forests.

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