Ghana

Regreening Africa’s goal in Ghana is to create a sustained approach to reversing land degradation and integrating food production through agroforestry.

Regreening Africa addresses pressing challenges in Ghana’s savannas: extreme and prolonged dry seasons, overgrazing, uncontrolled fire, declining tree cover, loss of indigenous biodiversity and increased soil infertility.

Highlights

Regreening targets

80,000 hectares
40,000 households

Sites

Upper East Region: Bawku West and Garu Tempane districts

Northern Region: Mion District

Partners

World Vision Ghana

Catholic Relief Services

ICRAF Sahel

National and local governments

Approaches to reversing land degradation

Level 1: Direct interventions with the communities in three districts

  • Introducing Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) to farmers and communities
  • Training of lead farmers, peer-to-peer farmers and farmers’ groups to champion scale expansion of Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration and other agroforestry practices

Level 2: Interactions with policy makers through multi-stakeholder campaigns and advocacy strategies

  • Local champions and community leaders lead the process of communicating the benefits to policy-makers to encourage scale expansion
  • National-level multi-stakeholder workshops through the SHARED process to influence policies and practices in favour of land restoration

Project sites

  • Bawku West District
  • Garu-Tempane District
  • Mion District

Expected impact

  • Improved livelihoods, food security, and resilience to climate change
  • Restored ecosystem services, particularly, through sustainable land management
  • 80,000 households supported with viable and inclusive regreening options
  • New evidence on the effectiveness of regreening generated to inform policy and practice
  • Farmers, governments and civil society organizations equipped with new knowledge, skills, tools and resources to support regreening
  • Regreening successes compiled and communicated to policy-makers, governments and others

Contact details

World Vision (WV)

Edward Akunyagra
Project Manager
Edward_Akunyagra@wvi.org

World Agroforestry Centre

Gloria Adeyiga
PhD Research Fellow & ICRAF Focal Point Person
gloriaadeyiga@gmail.com

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Mawuli Asigbee
Project Manager
Mawuli.Asigbee@crs.org