PROJECT & PROGRAMMES

New Projects

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Community Forest and Riparian Ecosystem (CFRE) Conservation and Livelihood Improvement in the upstream portion of the Black Volta River Basin (BVRB) of Ghana. This is a Rufford Foundation 1st Booster Grant of £10,000 (September 2020-October 2021) and supported by Lawra Forest Services Division, GreenWater Hut and Environment and Agroforestry Foundation. The project will involve four communities belonging to Savanna and Upper West Region of Ghana, Jane Raymond (jane@rufford.org)

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Promoting beekeeping as incentive package to support the conservation of Community Forest and Riparian Forest among communities in the Black Volta River Basin, supported by Ghana US Embassy (USD 7000)- November 2020 to December 2021.

The project will improve beekeeping value chain as incentive package for the management of community forest and riparian (CFRE) ecosystem by solving the problem of poor honey production resulting from lack of skills, tools and equipment leading to poor market price in honey production enterprise by involving four communities; Saan Baccie, Kuur and Zukpiri.

Old Projects

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During the 1st phase of the project, 16,000 nursery capacity comprising of 5000 Vitellaria, 4000 Pterocarpus, and 7000 Khaya were established as against the planned 12,500 seedlings. Since education and training…

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Conservation of community forest fragments in the transitional zone of Ghana December 2017 to December 2018, Brong Ahafo and Northern Region of Ghana £5000, Rufford Small grant, Jane Raymond (jane@rufford.org)

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Alternative to the use of mercury through Centrifuge and Vortexes with the aim of reducing the use of mercury in mining in collaboration with Langmaal Center for Rural Development Center (LACERD), 2017-2019 Northern Region, 5000 ponds, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) under the Small Grants programme of the Global Environmental Facility (SGF-GEF), Francis Xavier Mwinkom, fmwinkom@gmail.com

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Promoting mercury management among artisanal miners and processing of plastic waste into fuel in the Black Volta Basin in collaboration with Greenwater Hut in Wakawaka, Banda Nkwanta, Jama September, Northern Region, 2017- february 2019, 5000 Ponds, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) under the Small Grants programme of the Global Environmental Facility (SGF-GEF), Amos Kabobah, amos.kaboba@uenr.edu.gh

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Reforestation of Black Volta Basin at Kuur and Kulmasa in Nadowli Kaleo District Assembly in Upper West and Savannah Region of Ghana, £5878 International Tree Foundation (ITF) Sustainable Community Forestry Program, supported by Lawra Forest Services and Wildlife Divisions and community members- May 2020 to April 2022 Sam Peace, sam@internationaltreefoundation.org.

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Conservation of community forest fragments and riparian ecosystems in the transitional zone of Ghana. This is a second Rufford Second grant project (July 2019-June 2020) by the support of Lawra Forest Services Division and Nadowli Kaleo District Assembly.

Training Program

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‘To train community members on nursery establishment and planting of indigenous trees in with the Black Volta Basin in Bono East and Upper West Region’. The adoption is that we are currently working in the proposed CREMA communities.

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Assisted community members to map and assess tree and reptile species in Menji, Kuulmasa, and Maaluwe for the design of management plan.

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Capacity building of Environmental Management Clubs (EMC) and Community Fire Management Advisory Groups (CFMAG) on forest and wildlife conservation and on wildfire management strategies.

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