On 6 June Form International celebrated its 25th anniversary by organizing a symposium 'New Forests in a Changing World' for more than 100 attendees sharing experiences and lessons learned with presentations of Hans Docter, Maas Goote and staff members from Form International, Ghana and Tanzania.
This thematic issue of FAO’s Nature & Faune Journal contains an article on the vision and achievements of Form Ghana, in the light of the AFR-100 initiative. Read more about our strategy and way forward in “Scaling up commercial reforestation as part of forest landscape restoration: some key factors to success”.
The buffer zone around the reservoir dam in Kwaraguru was recently planted with indigenous species to create a link between a patch of forest near the tarmac road in which animals like Colobus monkeys live and the patches of forest towards the interior of the estate.
Form Ghana’s planting target for 2018 has been completed. Besides 1,304 ha of teak, 18.5 ha of research trials were planted, including Teak from different provenances and Gmelina, and 295 ha of indigenous species. This means that, together with the 8,500 ha planted in former years, Form Ghana has now established 8,869 ha of teak and in total over 10,000 hectares reforested. This makes Form Ghana to our knowledge the largest teak plantation in Africa.