Publications

Fri, 10/29/2010 - 10:11

Participatory forestry re search and management in Kwale was initiated in 2001/2001. It was started with a baseline socio-biophysical data collection about the forest re sources and the communities adjacent to the three forests i.e. Mrima, Dzombo and Marenje (Wairungu et. al.

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Kwale_District.pdf 2.63 MB
Wed, 10/06/2010 - 15:35

This report synthesizes the various studies and discussions that have been carried
out on chainsaw milling (CSM) in Ghana. It is targeted to policymakers, researchers
and indeed all stakeholders, both in Ghana and elsewhere. It is intended to provide
up-to-date information about chainsaw milling in Ghana. It builds on various reviews
and studies conducted between 2005 and 2009 (Odoom 2005; Adam et al. 2007a, b
and c; Marfo, Adam and Obiri 2009; and TIDD/FORIG 2009), and on papers presented

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chainsaw_milling_ghana_marfo.pdf 1.17 MB
Sun, 08/29/2010 - 02:19

Trees contain considerable amount of water, often referred to as sap. When a tree is cut down and sawn into timber the wood immediately begins to lose its moisture. The process of losing moisture from green timber can be very unpredictable due to variations in air temperature and

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AirDryingTimber.pdf 886.56 KB
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 13:47

African populations are widely expected to face particularly high impacts of climate change, as a result of three conflating factors: higher than the global average degree of change, particularly high levels of direct forest-dependency in African populations, and a low degree of adaptive capacity due to widespread poverty. These factors make it particularly important that forests in Africa are
managed carefuly, with appropriate consideration of the possible effects of climate change. 

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 17:05

The effects of defoliation by Lamprosema lateritialis on six month old seedlings of Pericopsis elata were studied at the Forestry Research Institute's (FORIG) nursery at Mesewam near Kumasi. Thirty-one percent of seedling mortality was directly attributed to the repeated defoliation by the caterpillars over a one year period.

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Pericopsis_alata.pdf 2.78 MB