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Editor’s pickGhana’s wood exports jumps two per cent in Jan 2018

01-05-2018
Ghana

Image: Ghana logs Ghana saw a year-on-year jump of nine per cent and two per cent in wood export value and volume respectively in January this year, earning EUR19.35 million from the export of 31,289 cubic metres of wood products. Major products shipped in January 2018 were air-dry sawnwood (71%), kiln-dried sawnwood (12%), billets (8%), sliced …

AfDB approves US$24m to develop Ghana's forestry sector

05-12-2016
AfDB, forestry, Ghana, FSC

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $24 million to boost Ghana’s forestry sector. The funds will be channeled towards restoring degraded forest reserves and expanding an existing FSC-certified forest plantation to nearly 12,000 hectares of sustainable commercial forest plantation. The forestry sector contributes about 4% …

Ghana wood exports to Asia up in first 7 mths of 2016

04-11-2016
Ghana, ITTO, Asian markets

Ghana’s exports in the first seven months of this year totalled 228,387 cubic metres, worth EUR130,732 million—up 10% in export volume and 24% in earnings compared to the same period last year. Leading export products up to July were air-dried sawnwood (60%), kiln-dred sawnwood (13%), plywood to regional markets (9%), roundwood …

Ghana receives funding from FAO for VPA implementation

04-11-2016
Ghana, ITTO, FLEGT, VPA

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has signed Letters of Agreement with five corporate bodies in Ghana aimed at supporting private sector implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). FAO will fund this support from its Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme. Participating agencies include the Kumasi …

Ghana's wood exports on the rise in 1H/2016

19-09-2016
Ghana, wood, exports

Asia accounted for almost 71% of Ghana’s total exported volumes, up significantly on 2015. Leading buyers of air-dried (AD) sawnwood were from China, India and Vietnam, which together accounted for 95% of all AD sawnwood exports, according to the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of the Ghana Forestry Commission. The Chinese market …

Major progress against illegal logging for Indonesia and Ghana through Voluntary Partnership Agreements with EU

25-07-2016
Voluntary Partnership Agreements, VPA, Ghana, Indonesia, illegal logging

Of 15 countries negotiating or implementing Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU, Indonesia and Ghana are closest to being ready to issue FLEGT licences to exports of verified legal timber products bound for the EU. The study’s authors, Christine Overdevest of the University of Florida and Jonathan Zeitlin of the …

Ghana joins PEFC as national member

07-06-2016
PEFC, Ghana, forestry, certification

A tropical rainforest Ghana is the latest national member to join PEFC, the third in Africa, after Cameroon and Gabon. "It is fantastic to welcome Ghana as the latest member of the PEFC Alliance," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. "Once our system has achieved PEFC endorsement, our country’s forest owners, forestry companies …