Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills, has launched three national strategic documents designed to address national and global challenges facing the forest and wildlife sectors.
The Ghana Forestry Development Master Plan, the Ghana Forest Plantation Strategy and the Ghana REDD Strategy documents seek to bring significant transformation to the environment and natural resources sector.
The Forestry Development Master Plan, a 20-year Action Plan, has been designed to fully implement the 2012 Forest and Wildlife Policy, which has shifted the focus from over-reliance on timber revenues to conservation of biodiversity and increased revenues from eco-tourism and payment for eco-system services.
The Ghana National REDD Strategy aims at assisting Ghana to prepare itself for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and to make the country ready for the implementation of an international mechanism for REDD , which stands for “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation”.
The Ghana Forest Plantation Strategy is to provide a roadmap for landscape restoration and plantation efforts for the next 25 years.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.