The Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement was preceded by a period of deep internal reflections of the weakness and maladjustment in the Ghana forestry sector control systems that tend to frustrate efforts to attain the objective of sustainable forest management. Immediate concerns in the sector included how to stem the tide of illegal logging activities so as to contain timber harvesting within the ecologically determined annual allowable offtake. Another troubling concern was the shift in preference in the EU market for wood and wood products form legal and certified sources and how Ghana can maintain its market share of the relatively lucrative EU timber market in the phase of emerging changes.
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IMG 20180417 WA0012

Inauguration of the Timber Validation Committee
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Two-day training of Regional Office Staff (FSD) on the Wood Tracking System (WTS)

Group 1 : 7th-8th November, 2017

Group 2: 9th-10th November, 2017

Venue: FCTC, Akyakrom

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