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Record number 433876
Title On-farm tree planting in Ghana's high forest zone: the need to consider carbon payments
Author(s) Insaidoo, T.F.G.; Ros-Tonen, M.A.F.; Acheampong, E.
Source In: Governing the provision of ecosystem services. Studies in ecological economics / Muradian, R., Rival, L., Dordrecht : Springer Science + Business Media - ISBN 9789400751750 - p. 437 - 463.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5176-7_22
Department(s) WASS
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2013
Abstract Abstract In Ghana, a policy reform in 2002 made provisions for ownership rights and benefit-sharing agreements to individuals who plant timber trees in off-reserve areas. Governmental and non-governmental organisations provided support for tree planting among smallholder farmers since in the expectation that rural livelihoods will be enhanced, while it could also give a boost to carbon sequestration. This chapter addresses livelihood aspect of the scheme, which is still limited due to a lack of timber proceeds and strongly dependent on outside actor support. Secure land and tree tenure, partnerships between farmers and public and/or private actors, as well as engagement in carbon credits generation can substantially enhance the sustainability of the tree-planting scheme and its potential contribution to rural livelihoods
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