World Rainforest Movement

“The struggle for land is essentially feminist”

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

An interview with University of Ghana professor, Dzodzi Tsikata, makes it clear how “anyone who declares himself/herself to be a...

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“New forests for Africa”:  A nice slogan for promoting industrial tree plantations?

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

  A conference called “Forests for the Future: New Forests for Africa” has taken place on March 16 and 17 in Ghana (1). A...

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Ghana’s Mining Sector Regime: A Bad Deal for Affected Local Communities

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

Meet Nicholas Ennin, a 42-year-old farmer from Etwebo, in the Western Region of Ghana. Around 2003, his farmland and that of over 1000...

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Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and...

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Oil Palm in Africa – Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

We have produced an interactive map that sumarizes some of the information gathered in the  publication “Oil palm in Africa: past,...

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Oil palm in Africa: past, present and future scenarios – 2013 update

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

Original version by Ricardo Carrere – updated by the WRM in 2013. Oil palm is a traditional native crop for West and Central African...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Ghana: Newmont Mining Corp. threatens Ajenjua Bepo Forest and neighbouring communities

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The US-based Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest producers of gold, has plans to place an open pit gold mine in...

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Biofuel land grabbing in Northern Ghana

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

By Bakari Nyari, Vice Chairman of Regional Advisory and Information Network Systems (RAINS), Ghana and African Biodiversity Network...

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Ghana: Norwegian biofuel company destroyed local forest to establish a large jatropha (1) plantation

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

Agriculture in Northern Ghana accounts for more than 90% of household incomes and employs more that 70% of the population in the region....

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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