Nature and Development Foundation (NDF) and Tropenbos Ghana (TBG) have organised training for its monitors and farmers at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region.

The training funded by the European Union forms part of implementation projects on “Strengthening the Capacity of Non-state Actors (NSAs) to improve Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

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The exercise was aimed at educating farmers on the need to support the reduction in emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, whilst addressing threats that undermine ecosystem services and environmental integrity.

Mr Daniel Kofi Abu, National Project Coordinator of Tropenbos Ghana, while welcoming participants to the training said there is an agreement with the World Bank to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation; as well as conservation of carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

 Assistant Director of Forestry at Sefwi Wiawso also shared with the participants the available regulations and urged the monitors and farmers to work together to achieve their goals.

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Rhoda Donkor, from the REDD+, the Climate Change secretariat of the Forestry Commission demonstrated to participants how significant individual and institution’s role is beneficial to the collective interest of all.

The exercise drew over 100 participants from Aboboyaa, Bedii, Amafie, Nsinsem, Sayerano, Elluokrom, Kwame-Tawiah-Krom, Paboase and Datano all within the Western North Region.