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Kenya to host African workshop on forestry

Kenya is set to host a regional workshop at which delegates will share information, knowledge and experiences in African forestry, organizers said on Tuesday. ...
Swine Fever

Swine fever continues to spread in S. Africa

The number of provinces which suffer from African Swine Fever outbreak has risen to four, said South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...
Timber

Namibia lifts ban on timber harvesting

Namibia's Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Thursday announced that it has lifted the ban on timber harvesting. According to the...
Forestry advocacy

Women in Forestry tasked to take up more challenging roles

Women in the forestry sector have been urged to build their capacities to give them a better poise to take up more challenging responsibilities...
Forests

Kenya launches pilot study to compile data on forestry

Kenya has launched a pilot study to compile data on forests to promote the sustainable management of the resource, an official said on Wednesday....
forest

East African countries develop harmonized policy on forestry

East African countries said Thursday they have started developing a harmonized forest policy and strategy to increase forest cover and contain drought. The Intergovernmental Authority...

NDC embarking on rebuilding grass root base

Mr Chris Addy-Nayo, a member of the National Democratic Congress in the Buem Constituency has called on Ghanaians to prioritise the education of their...
Environmental-pollution

Ghanaians advised to give hope to future generations

The District Chief Executive for Amenfi West, Mr. George Agyiri has stressed the need to protect the natural environment and its resources to give...

Ghana Gov’t Seek Funds To Implement Nationally Determined Contributions

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has held talks with managers of Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Bonn, Germany for...

Forestry Guards to be Handed Weapons – Forestry Commission

The forestry commission is considering arming its forest guards to protect them from armed attacks of illegal miners and illegal chainsaw operations. According to the...
Agriculture tractor plowing field

Ghana’s Annual Growth Rate Declines

Ghana’s provisional annual growth rate for 2016 stands at 3.5 per cent, down from 3.9 percent in 2015, acting government statistician Baah Wadieh said...

President Addo Makes Sir John CEO of Forestry Commission

file photo The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed the former General Secretary of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly called Sir...
deforestation

Effects Of Deforestation Beginning To Manifest – Minister

Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said there is a ban on export of Rosewood across the country as part...
Construction

Mantrac Ghana Announce Graduation For Caterpillar Technicians Project

Mantrac Ghana Limited has announced the graduation of the first batch of eight students for the Caterpillar Technicians for Africa Project- Ghana Edition. A statement...

Police Detain 4 Illegal Chainsaw Operators

Five illegal chainsaw operators caught cutting down timber right inside the Tano-Offin Forest Reserve in the Nkawie Forest District have been detained by the...
Fire fighters work at apipeline explosion scene at Ijegun area in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, March 16, 2014. According to Ibrahim Farniloye, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) public information officer of Lagos, the explosion was as a result of underground spillage through points of previous vandalization. (Xinhua/Olatunji Obasa)

Ravaging Fire Destroys Seed Production In Ho

Ravaging fire has swept through Kabakaba Hills overlooking Ho and destroyed millions of new seed production. Mr Tordey Gershon Amaglo, Customer Service Officer of the...

Akyem Reforestation: Phase II to begin soon by Newmont

The restoration programme forms part of the mitigation measures Newmont Ghana is pursuing in consultation with the Forestry Commission to offset the impact of...

LCA hands over camp tent to Forestry Commission

The Leadership for Conservation in Africa – Ghana (LCA) has handed over three luxurious tent camps located in Shai Hills Resource Reserve to the Forestry...

Sierra Leone president announces cabinet changes

He appointed a new Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Forestry in a series of changes in his cabinet announced on state radio and...

Kenya breeds new drought resistant tree species

Jonah Kiprop, a research scientist at KEFRI, said late Wednesday the new breeds will have features matching the ecological conditions of respective zones in...

Zambia suspends issuance of forestry concession licenses

Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Christabel Ngimbu said during a press briefing that the suspension will be in effect until all...

FORIG aims to become centre of excellence in forestry research

Dr. Daniel Ofori, the Director, said beginning next year January, it would establish a commercialization and resource mobilization division, to generate more revenue to...
Nkrumah

What it means to be proud as Ghanaians

"...When Nkrumah was overthrown in 1966, Ghana's debt, after...investments all across Ghana, was under 25% of the...GDP. Today, it is 71% even though...
Experts say the world's forest provide a valuable and irreplaceable source of genetic resources ?

stakeholders asked to help protect forest resources

A day?s stakeholder dialogue on sustainable management of the nation?s forest resources has been held at Nkawie in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District. ...

Deforestation in Upper East alarming

Mr. James Ware, Upper East Regional Director of Forestry Commission, has decried the alarming rate of deforestation in the Region and called on communities...

Obligations of the mineral right holder

Mr. Anthony Aggrey, Wassa East District Chief Executive, on Friday asked small-scale miners not to give out part of their concessions to illegal miners. He...

Ghanaians urged to uphold the country?s cultural values

Madam Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, has called on Ghanaians to uphold the country?s cultural values and desist from unbridled adoption of foreign...
Court

Chief of Banka back in court

The trial of Nana Osabarima Twiampomah III, the Chief of Banka Community, resumed at an Accra High Court on Wednesday. Nana Osabarima Twiampomah III, Chief...
Nii Osae Mills

Nii Osa Mills administering the oath of office to the new board members

An eleven-member board for the Forestry Commission was on Friday inaugurated by Nii Osa Mills, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in Accra. The new...
Board members taking the oath

11-Member Forestry Commission Board Inaugurated

Nii Osah Mills, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has inaugurated an 11-member Forestry Commission Board to provide strategic direction for the regulation...