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, have commended the government of Ghana for the 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 39,000 indigenous and fruit tree seedlings to the Bono East Regional Office of Forestry Commission to support this remarkable initiative.
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.
The districts are Offinso North, Offinso Municipal, Nkoranza North, Nkoranza South, Techiman North and Techiman Municipal all within the forest Savanna transition landscape.
“Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana call on all organisations and individuals to support the Green Ghana Project to help restore our degraded landscapes.”
Source: Daily Mail GH