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Ghana - 10 June, 2021
Environmental NGOs Tropenbos Ghana and EcoCare Ghana, partners implementing the European Union funded Landscapes and Environmental Agility across the Nation (LEAN) project in the transition landscape have donated thirty nine thousand (39,000) indigenous and fruit tree seedlings to the Bono East Regional office of Forestry Commission.
The tree and fruit seedlings donation was in support of Government of Ghana, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and the Forestry Commission’s timely and crucial Green Ghana Project. The Green Ghana Project is a nationwide drive to plant five million trees to save depleting forest landscapes, restore degraded landscapes and mitigate climate change.
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 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 are 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 called on all organizations and individuals to support the Green Ghana Project to help restore Ghana’s degraded landscapes.