Involving Local Farmers in Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forests: Some Lessons from Ghana

Blay, D., M. Appiah, L. Damnyag, F.K. Dwomoh, O. Luukkanen and A. Pappinen

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The role of community-based plantation development in forest rehabilitation and poverty alleviation is a pressing issue for the government of Ghana. In this paper, we present an analysis of the prospects of a community-based plantation using taungya systems and indigenous trees as means to forest rehabilitation and livelihood improvement in Ghana. The project management strategies, communication process and incentive mechanism and their impact on local participation are discussed with the aim to recommending a mechanism through which local farmers can best be involved in rehabilitation of degraded sites in the future in Ghana.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Development and Sustainability