publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Ghana's high forests : trends, scenarios and pathways for future developments

K.A. Oduro;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Wageningen University
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>Deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics have been receiving both scientific and political attention in recent decades due to its impacts on the environment and on human livelihoods. In Ghana, the continuous decline of forest resources and the high demand for timber have raised stakeholders concerns about the future timber production prospects in the country. The principal drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Ghana are agricultural expansion (50%), wood harvesting (35%), population and development pressures (10%), and mining and mineral exploitation (5%). Various measures are being pursued that are targeted at addressing the drivers o...
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free text keywords: bossen, bosecologie, bosbedrijfsvoering, hoog opgaand bos, bosbestanden, bosbouw, ghana, Bosbouw (algemeen), forests, forest ecology, forest management, high forest system, forest resources, forestry, Forestry (General)
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