Ghana

Ghana expects to become the first country in Africa to have a fully implemented VPA. Civil society has used the process to highlight and move towards resolving anomalies in forest law, and to bring difficult issues of tenure to the table.

Ghana has around 2.6 million hectares of forest reserves dedicated to timber production, and an additional 2 million hectares of crop land that also produce timber. The country also has 500 000 hectares of unreserved forests. The forest sector is the fourth largest contributor to Ghana’s GDP.

FOREST WATCH SPECIAL – VPA UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: A YEAR ON FROM FLEGT LICENSING

A brief history of the VPA process, from a civil society perspective

In 2015 civil society in Ghana published an assessment of the FLEGT VPA process in the country, with a focus on implementation.

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A civil society counter-brief published when negotiations were concluded in 2010 provides a more detailed assessment of the negotiation process.

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Click to read the report

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For more information about Ghana, please contact Civic Response Ghana

This page was last updated on 9 Nov 2016