Landscape Restoration Tain II Forest Reserve in Ghana

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Landscape restoration Tain II Forest Reserve in Ghana



In a 4-year project, in and around the Tain II Forest Reserve, Form works towards the restoration of the degraded landscape to its former production function, financed with private investments by DOB Ecology. The overall goal is integral management of a landscape (2,200 ha) with all stakeholders, in order to improve livelihoods, productivity and the protection of biodiversity.

On the 12th of December 2017, four partners of the project, Form Ghana, the Forestry Commission of Ghana, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake landscape restoration in the Tain II Forest Reserve and its fringe areas. The MoU builds on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) established in 2013, between the Forestry Commission, the Berekum Traditional Council and Form Ghana to restore the Tain II Forest Reserve. Form Ghana strongly believes that a PPP, which includes a Benefit Sharing Agreement with the communities, and an outward approach is necessary to succeed the restoration of forests and lands in the adjoining communities.

Restoration through planting is one of the core activities: the threatened Eastern Guinean lowland forest along the Tain River (1,000 ha) will be restored, providing an ecological corridor. Community controlled land within the forest reserve (400 ha) will be restored and off-reserve smallholder farmers will receive support to develop sustainable and climate-smart agriculture, woodlots and perennial crops (800 ha).

Link to project portfolio.