Promoting Legal Livelihoods in Ghana

J.P. Mckeown, J. Kwesi Gyakye Amonoo, E. Sampene Mensah, N.G. Rozemeijer, M. de Wit

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Illegal logging in Ghana is partly a problem of poverty. Poor people, unemployed youth and opportunistic individuals seeking quick cash earn money from the illegal chainsaw milling value chain. Policy change and law enforcement are not sufficient answers. Alternative, and sustainable livelihood opportunities for the poor in forest dependent communities need to be secured in addition. Tropenbos is piloting forest-based legal livelihood opportunities in Ghana. This publication reviews three of the piloted models, and the effect on people's livelihoods.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTropenbos International
Number of pages76
ISBN (Print)9789051131253
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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Mckeown, J. P., Kwesi Gyakye Amonoo, J., Sampene Mensah, E., Rozemeijer, N. G., & de Wit, M. (2015). Promoting Legal Livelihoods in Ghana. Tropenbos International.