Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana, both Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations under the Landscapes and Environmental Agility (LEAN) project, praised the Government, the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission for the Green Ghana Project.
The two organizations, in line with the objective of the LEAN project, are also committed to supporting the government in embarking on an agenda to restore Ghana’s degraded landscapes, mitigate climate change and improve the livelihoods of rural communities.
Subsequently, the Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana partnership donated GH¢ 39,000 indigenous and fruit tree seedlings to the Forestry Commission’s Bono East Regional Office to support this remarkable initiative on June 11, 2021.
The objective of the LEAN project is to directly contribute to national efforts to conserve biodiversity by improving smallholders’ livelihoods, increasing resilience to climate change and reducing emissions from land use changes in savanna, high forest and forest zones. transition from Ghana.
The EU-funded four-year project would be implemented by the Rainforest Alliance in partnership with World Vision Ghana, Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana in the High Forest, Savannah and Ghana Transition Landscapes respectively.
The project will also build climate resilience and promote the conservation of natural resources through training and mentoring 12,000 smallholder farmers in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in six selected districts.
Districts are; Offinso Norte, Offinso Municipal, Nkoranza Norte, Nkoranza Sul, Techiman Norte and Techiman Municipal, all within the transitional forest savanna landscape.
Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana called on all organizations and individuals to support the Green Ghana Project to help restore our degraded landscapes.