The Ghana REDD+ Datahub

A Database for Ghana's National Forest Monitoring System

Overview of REDD+ in Ghana

Ghana has been implanting REDD+ related activities since 2008, and is currently transitioning to performance based REDD+ implementation. For details on progress made please see the Ghana National REDD+ Secretariat home page.

Ghana Cocoa-Forest REDD+ Programme

Ghana has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa at over 3%, and agriculture, led by cocoa farming expansion into forest areas and loss of shade trees, is the main driver of deforestation across the cocoa-forest mosaic landscape, which encompasses about 6 million hectares of the High Forest Zone. full description...

Hotspot Intervention Areas

HIA Description
Sefwi Wiawso/ Bibiani HIA Located in the Western North Region of Ghana. It has in place a consortium of partners(Forestry Commission and Ghana Cocoa Board,MMDA's, Private sector, CSO's , NGOs, Agric Department) and a landscape management board, consisting of reps from cluster communities in the landscape.
Juaboso-Bia HIA Located in Western North Region in the Juaboso and Bia districts. It has in place, consortium partners made up od reps from government institutions(FC, COCOBOD), Hotspot Management Board, Sub-HIA Executive committees, CREMA and CRMC's.
Kakum HIA located in the Central Region of Ghana. It has a project in place running which is known as Kakum Cocoa Agroforestry Project which is under the GCFRP. It has in place, consortium partners made up of reps from government institutions(FC, COCOBOD), District Assembly, Private Companies, Sub-HIA Executive committees, CREMA, and CRMC's.
Asutifi/Asunafo HIA Located in the Ahafo region within the Asunafo and Asutifi district of Ghana. This is also being lead by the government of Ghana with close collaboration with private sectors; Mondelez Cocoa life (Ghana), UNDP, Proforest Ghana
Atewa HIA Located in the Eastern Region within the Atewa, Denkyembour, and East Akim District of Ghana. Proposed Partners are Arocha Ghana, CIFOR (as part of heir on-going research on governance structures for smallholders in Cocoa) and Oil palm).
Ahafo-Ano HIA Located in the Ahafo-Ano South, Atwima mponua & Atwima Nwabiagya districts in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Mondelez currently works only in the Atwima Mponua district with Olam as their partner. Solidaridad works in this HIA under CORIP. Consultancy procured to assist with the governance structure development. CRMCs developed and Zones established.
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