This paper is a concentrate of the experiences gained from the Product Development Segment in the ITTO-TEDB-FORIG Project "Industrial Utilisation of Selected Ghanaian Lesser Used Timber Species".
Forests and People
Efficient processing and utilisation of forest products, trade and taxation, and valuation of forest are key issues to support sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The group will synthesise latest research on these issues and identify specific new areas for scientific inquiry.
Goal: To develop conservation and sustainable utilization strategies for medicinal plant species within forest fringe communities of different ecological zones in Ghana.
To produce industrial/domestic charcoal, firewood and briquette as alternative sustainable energy
In this paper, boring, shaping and turning characteristics of eleven lesser-used species (LUS) are presented.