Tropenbos Ghana, EcoCare Ghana donate seedlings to Forestry Commission

Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana has donated 39,000 tree and fruit seedlings to the Bono East Regional Office of the Forestry Commission in support of the Green Ghana Project.

This falls in line with Tropenbos and EcoCare Ghana’s LEAN project to support government in restoring  Ghana’s degraded landscapes, mitigate climate change and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities.

The government’s Green Ghana Project aims to plant five million trees on June 11 across the country.

This exercise will begin with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia,  the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, and the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah.

A 60-member national planning committee has been commissioned to oversee the implementation of the Green Ghana Project.

Tropenbos and EcoCare Ghana’s LEAN project will contribute to the national efforts of conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers, increasing climate change resilience and reducing emissions from land-use changes in the savannah, high forest and transition zones of Ghana.

The four-year project funded by the European Union would be implemented by Rainforest Alliance
in partnership with World Vision Ghana, Tropenbos Ghana, and EcoCare Ghana in the High Forest,
Savannah and Transition Landscapes of Ghana respectively.

Below is the full press release

Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana donate 39,000 tree & fruit seedlings to support the Green
Ghana Project.

Environmental NGOs Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana; partners in the European Union
funded Landscapes and Environmental Agility across the Nation (LEAN) project in the Transition
Landscape, extend commendations to the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Natural
Resources, and the Forestry Commission for the timely and crucial Green Ghana Project.

In line with the objective of the LEAN project, our partnership is also committed to supporting the
government as we all embark on an agenda to restore Ghana’s degraded landscapes, mitigate
climate change and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities.

Subsequently, the partnership of Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana has donated Thirty Nine
Thousand (39,000) indigenous and fruit tree seedlings to the Bono East Regional Office of Forestry
Commission to support this remarkable initiative on the 11th of June 2021.

The LEAN project’s objective is to directly contribute to the national efforts of conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers, increasing climate change resilience and reducing emissions from land use changes in the savannah, high forest and transition zones of Ghana.

The four-year project funded by the European Union would be implemented by Rainforest Alliance
in partnership with World Vision Ghana, Tropenbos Ghana, and EcoCare Ghana in the High Forest,
Savannah and Transition Landscapes of Ghana respectively.

The project will also build climate resilience and promote natural resource conservation through
training and mentoring of Twelve Thousand (12,000) smallholders on Climate-Smart Agriculture
(CSA) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in six selected districts. These districts; Offinso

North, Offinso Municipal, Nkoranza North, Nkoranza South, Techiman North and Techiman Minicipal
all within the forest Savanna transition landscape.

Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana call on all organizations and individuals to support the
Green Ghana Project to help restore our degraded landscapes.

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