Sustainable Forest Management
Mature primary forests contains ecosystems which helps to maintain healthy, stable soils, provide natural habitats for forest biodiversity and provide a more stable store of carbon. These forests require fewer inputs to maintain standing biomass and soil carbon content thus playing a unique role in mitigating climate change. Global deforestation accounts for nearly 25% of the annual emission of greenhouse gases.
Ghana’s tropical rain forest area is now just 25 per cent of its original size. Deforestation has occurred for a variety of reasons, including logging (a major drain on forest resources) and clearing the land to plant cash-crops. Experts believe that if extraction continues at the present rate, the forest will be gone in the next 45 years.
In view of this, Greener Impact International believes in building the capacity of the indigenes in forest Regions in Ghana through series of workshops and seminars on forest certification and sustainable forest management. We also provide them with technical support in projects that greatly lead to forest restorations through aforestation, reforestation and agro forestry which in turn will improve income streams from agriculture, protect biodiversity, reduce soil erosion, improve water and nutrient retention as well as the soil quality.