Projects https://fornis.net/projects en IUFRO: SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS PROJECT - “Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation – Progress on the Ground” https://fornis.net/content/iufro-scientific-snapshot-analysis-project-forest-landscape-restoration-implementation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IUFRO: SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS PROJECT - “Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation – Progress on the Ground”</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Forest Landscape Restoration" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9e2be757-fb61-4ef4-bbb6-2e5a2525aef1" src="/sites/default/files/images/flr.jpg" class="align-center" /></p> <p>This project seeks to improve understanding of how forest landscape restoration is applied in different contexts in different countries.</p> <p><strong>Website:</strong> <a href="https://www.iufro.org/fr/science/special/spdc/netw/analysis/">https://www.iufro.org/fr/science/special/spdc/netw/analysis/</a></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:46</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The aim is to conduct an <strong>independent scientific exploration of efforts contributing to forest landscape restoration (FLR) in selected landscapes in nine Bonn Challenge countries</strong>, three each in Africa, Asia and Latin America.</p> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><p>FLR Teams from the nine countries</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">IUFRO</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj__ass-prod-pubs field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated products or publications</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://www.iufro.org/fr/science/special/spdc/netw/analysis/">https://www.iufro.org/fr/science/special/spdc/netw/analysis/</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-proj__coll-inst field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Collaborating Institutions</div> <div class="field__item">Institute Of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong<br /> Embrapa Florestas<br /> Ethiopian Environment and Forestry Research Institute<br /> CSIR - Forestry Research Institute Of Ghana<br /> Instituto Nacional de Bousques de Guatemala<br /> Forest College &amp; Research Institute, Telangana<br /> University of Antananarivo, Madagascar<br /> National University of Mongolia<br /> Programa Bosques Andinos - Helvetas</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">IUFRO and BMU</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/815" hreflang="en">FLR</a> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:46:32 +0000 abladesteven 778 at https://fornis.net 24 African countries restore 100 million ha of land by 2030 https://fornis.net/content/24-african-countries-restore-100-million-ha-land-2030 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">24 African countries restore 100 million ha of land by 2030</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening* !</p> <p>Read more about this amazing initiative:</p> <p>in English: <a href="http://www.afr100.org/content/africa-takes-action-advance-landscape-restoration-goals">http://www.afr100.org/content/africa-takes-action-advance-landscape-restoration-goals</a></p> <p>en français: <a href="http://www.afr100.org/fr/content/l%E2%80%99afrique-se-mobilise-pour-atteindre-ses-objectifs-de-restauration-des-paysages">http://www.afr100.org/fr/content/l%E2%80%99afrique-se-mobilise-pour-atteindre-ses-objectifs-de-restauration-des-paysages</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:16</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/761" hreflang="en">Forest landscape restoration</a> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:16:20 +0000 rprueller 727 at https://fornis.net Capacity enhancement for Ghana node of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) https://fornis.net/content/capacity-enhancement-ghana-node-global-biodiversity-information-facility-gbif <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Capacity enhancement for Ghana node of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li>Strengthen national biodiversity information facilities</li> <li>Increase available biodiversity data within and beyond the grant period</li> <li>Apply biodiversity data in response to national priorities</li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Caleb Ofori-Boateng and Bright Kankam</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">European Union through the GBIF</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:08:27 +0000 sbritwum 706 at https://fornis.net Water stress, ecosystem function and tree functional diversity in tropical African forests (GEM Traits) https://fornis.net/content/water-stress-ecosystem-function-and-tree-functional-diversity-tropical-african-forests-gem <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Water stress, ecosystem function and tree functional diversity in tropical African forests (GEM Traits)</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Contribute to the development of a mathematical modelling framework that can bring functional diversity into representation of tropical African forests in ecosystem models</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:55</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ul> <li>Quantify tropical forest ecosystem function and tree functional diversity in intact and disturbed tropical forests at three research sites along a rainfall gradient in Ghana</li> <li>Quantify and describe the diversity of tree function across these three sites via a series of field campaigns</li> <li>Build a predictive mathematical theory linking biodiversity to ecosystem function</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><ul> <li>Stephen Adu-Bredu</li> <li>Theresa Peprah</li> <li>Imma Oliveras</li> <li>Sam Moore</li> <li>Yadvinder Malhi</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-proj__coll-inst field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Collaborating Institutions</div> <div class="field__item">University of Oxford</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">The Leverhulme Trust - Royal Society of United Kingdom (A130026)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:55:23 +0000 sbritwum 705 at https://fornis.net The multi-year impacts of the 2015/2016 El Niño on the carbon cycle of tropical forests. https://fornis.net/content/multi-year-impacts-20152016-el-nino-carbon-cycle-tropical-forests <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The multi-year impacts of the 2015/2016 El Niño on the carbon cycle of tropical forests.</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Earth is currently experiencing its strongest El Niño for many decades. Such events lead to a carbon source in the tropical land biosphere, but the exact mechanism of this carbon source is poorly described and quantified. This study would provide the clearest picture yet available of the main mechanisms of carbon cycle perturbation within intact tropical biomes, information that will be used to directly inform and test carbon cycle sensitivities in global biosphere models</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:37</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ul> <li>To conduct a systematic analysis of the impacts of the El Nino event</li> <li>Track the productivity and respiration at seasonal resolution to understand the multi-year impacts</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Stephen Adu-Bredu, Yadvinder Malhi, Christopher Doughty</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-proj__coll-inst field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Collaborating Institutions</div> <div class="field__item">University of Oxford</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Natural Environment Research Council of United Kingdom (NERC) (NE/P00394X/1)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:37:53 +0000 sbritwum 704 at https://fornis.net Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana https://fornis.net/content/digitisation-indigenous-knowledge-forestry-sector-ghana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In Ghana, there is hardly any system of recording, documenting and preserving indigenous knowledge (IK) or information, let alone a mechanism for capturing IK to cope with dynamic world needs. An option that can be pursued is for the IK so captured to be digitised and stored for later use. Digitisation is ideal for sharing, exchanging, educating, and preserving indigenous knowledge and cultures. This requires a clear design for metadata standards and procedures, multimedia technologies and appropriate structures for access and use.<br />  </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj-obj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Objective</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li>Identify, capture, document and digitise indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants.</li> <li>Create a database of indigenous knowledge so identified</li> <li>Share knowledge of useful IK practices and their usage and thereby preserve the information to promote their wider application.</li> <li>Establish a relationship between the knowledge identified and modern science</li> <li>Develop a manual of procedures and best practices to document the knowledge so identified</li> <li>Train researchers, librarians and information management personnel in the management of indigenous knowledge.</li> <li>Explore the importance of indigenous knowledge systems in livelihood and socio-economic development in Ghana</li> <li>Assess the contribution of indigenous knowledge to scientific research</li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-invest-proj field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Investigators</div> <div class="field__item"><h3>Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Stella Britwum Acquah, Sparklar Samar Brefo, Gloria Djagbletey and Naomi Appiah</h3> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-proj__ass-prod-pubs field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated products or publications</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="http://m.peacefmonline.com/pages/politics/politics/201610/295874.php"><span>'Prekese' Tipped As Potent Fruit For Curing Hypertension</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.csir-forig.org.gh/tikfom/articles/digitization-traditional-knowledge-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants-ghana">Digitization of traditional knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants in Ghana</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/forestry-institute-calls-for-digitisation-of-traditional-knowledge-on-plants-109240"><span>Forestry Institute calls for digitisation of traditional knowledge on plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ghananewsagency.org/features/linking-indigenous-knowledge-and-science-to-address-challenges-facing-society--108603"><span>Linking indigenous knowledge and science to address challenges facing society</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.intracen.org/itc/blog/market-insider/Online-database-launched-for-Ghanaian-indigenous-knowledge-of-medicinal-plants/"><span>Online database launched for Ghanaian indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://ngonewsafrica.org/?p=16711"><span>Ghana – Forestry Institute records 289 essential food and medicinal plants</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/09/28/ghana-establishes-online-database-on-forest-foods-and-medicinal-plants/"><span>Ghana establishes online database on forest foods and medicinal plants</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Elsevier Foundation</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/760" hreflang="en">forest foods</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/138" hreflang="en">medicinal plants</a> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:33 +0000 sbritwum 700 at https://fornis.net Capacity building for CDM forestry in the framework of SFM emphasizing community forests and poverty alleviation in Ghana https://fornis.net/node/535 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Capacity building for CDM forestry in the framework of SFM emphasizing community forests and poverty alleviation in Ghana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> Defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol, allows Non-Annex 1 countries to achieve sustainable development and contribute to the objective of the UNFCCC which is to prevent dangerous Climate Change and assist Annex 1 countries to achieve compliance with their quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments. It allows countries with reduction or emission-limitation commitment under the Kyoto Protocol (Annex 1 Party) to implement an emission-reduction project in developing countries. CDM allows for emissions reduction and removal. CDM projects that can be carried out in Non-Annex 1 countries include Afforestation/Reforestation; Energy; Waste Management, Transport  etc.  Projects in developing countries can earn certified emission reduction (CERs) credits (each CER is equivalent to one tonne of CO2). These CERs can be traded and sold, and used by Annex 1 countries to meet part of the emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol. Two major features of any CDM project  are: Additionality Technology transfer. Other conditions that have to be satisfied by a CDM project are: Permanence and Leakage. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/619" hreflang="en">Sustainable Forestry Management</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/620" hreflang="en">Clean Development Mechanism</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/27" hreflang="en">climate change</a> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:25:54 +0000 sbritwum 535 at https://fornis.net Advancing REDD+ in Ghana: Preparation of REDD+ Pilot Schemes in off-Reserve Forests and Agroforests https://fornis.net/node/534 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Advancing REDD+ in Ghana: Preparation of REDD+ Pilot Schemes in off-Reserve Forests and Agroforests</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The present REDDES project is preparing a major support component to Ghana’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (RPP) and aims at strengthening Ghana’s capacities to prevent and reduce deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing carbon stocks (REDD+). The specific objective of the REDDES project is to lay out the ground work for the development or enhancement of off-reserve production systems under REDD+ schemes, in line with its efforts to reduce GHG emissions in forests. The present REDDES project is a preparatory step for an additional support component for the implementation of Ghana’s R-PP and is mainly concerned with developing a number of analytical work and the definition of REDD+ pilots in off-reserve areas. The project is also aimed at developing a framework to guide the implementation of REDD+ from the national to the local level. This shall allow Ghana to take stock of existing initiatives that have the potential to be considered under REDD+, as well as to concretely analyze promising REDD+ activities, which will be an integral part of the RPP. The information produced through the REDDES project shall prepare the further implementation of agricultural and secondary forest production schemes that feature climate smart practices. The following results shall be achieved:<br /> 1) Analysis of possible pilots for REDD+ activities in agricultural and secondary forest systems;<br /> 2) Identification of effective REDD+ implementation activities in management and governance;<br /> 3) Capacity building in view of improving the institutional capacities needed for effective resource management under consideration of REDD+ activities;<br /> 4) Feed the results of the analysis under 1 – 3 into the design of a main project document for implementing major REDD+ pilots under the RPP scheme. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/27/2013 - 16:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/616" hreflang="en">REDD+ Pilot Schemes</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/617" hreflang="en">off-Reserve Forests</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/618" hreflang="en">Agroforests</a> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:30:57 +0000 sbritwum 534 at https://fornis.net Does shifting Carbon Use Efficiency determine the growth rates of intact and disturbed tropical forests? Gathering new evidence from Africa in forests https://fornis.net/node/533 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Does shifting Carbon Use Efficiency determine the growth rates of intact and disturbed tropical forests? Gathering new evidence from Africa in forests </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The Tropical forest plays critical role in regulating the greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide (CO2)  and for that matter rate of global climate changes. This is effected both by storing of substantial amount of carbon in biomass and soil, and by regulating transfer of this stored carbon into the atmosphere as the greenhouse gas CO2. How much carbon and energy the forest captures through photosynthesis is the Gross Primary Production (GPP). GPP = NPP + Raut. NPP = Change in biomass + Litter + Grazing. CUE = Ratio of NPP to GPP </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/27/2013 - 15:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Natural Environment Resource Council (UK)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/614" hreflang="en">Carbon Use Efficiency</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/132" hreflang="en">tropical forests</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/615" hreflang="en">growth rates</a> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:07:38 +0000 sbritwum 533 at https://fornis.net Set up and Accreditation of Test Laboratory for the Wood Industry in Ghana https://fornis.net/node/532 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Set up and Accreditation of Test Laboratory for the Wood Industry in Ghana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> Trade in timber and timber products contribute significantly to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of Ghana. The Ghana timber industry has over the years been largely characterized by primary and secondary processing primarily for export. The magnitude of tertiary processed products and equivalent foreign exchange earnings has consistently declined over the years (e.g. it decreased from 11.35% in 2004 to 4.03% in 2009 in terms of volume of tertiary products exported (TIDD, 2011). Timber industry is currently challenged with dwindling wood supplies coupled with the demand for wood for domestic consumption. Under the present circumstances, the need to redirect industry focus for higher value processing cannot be under scored lack of an accredited testing centre in the country to ensure that standards are complied in the manufacture and processing of wood products. Despite the availability of some high quality wood species, the quality level of wood and furniture products is rather low. This needs to be improved to enable the wood industry compete on both the local and international markets. Influx of low quality and cheap foreign wood products. Ghana is a focus country in the wood and furniture sector under the Swiss Import Promotion (SIPPO) programme. In most of the developed countries the fulfillment of standards is one of the key factors for market access. A wood and a furniture testing Lab. accredited under ISO 17025 is therefore needed. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">SECO, Switzerland</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/612" hreflang="en">Wood Industry</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/613" hreflang="en">Test Laboratory</a> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:48:31 +0000 sbritwum 532 at https://fornis.net