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Title: Trends in timber production systems in the high forest zone of Ghana
Authors: ODURO, K.A.
MOHREN, G.M.J.
AFFUM-BAFFOE, K.
Kyereh, Boateng
Keywords: annual allowable cut degradation
forest reserve
growing stock
over-exploitation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Jastor
Abstract: Forest degradation and deforestation is high on the international forest agenda, and in countries with a strong timber forest resource such as Ghana, this poses severe threats to the sustainability of the industry as well as of the resource itself. plantations are being established to supplement the rapidly declining timber resource base to meet the country's demand have been raised about the future timber productions from the plantations and natural forests due to poor management logging. This study assesses the trends of the growing stock in the main production systems and recent development that state of the forest resources in the high forest zone of Ghana. Analysis of national forest inventories data and timber Ghana highlights the trend of the growing stock in timber production areas and the increasing gap between timber demand drives illegal logging. Current plantation establishment efforts are not sufficient to bridge the gap between demand and partly due to low establishment rates and lack of appropriate management of newly established plantations. Secure tenure trees appears to be a key condition to stimulate large scale planting of forest trees by farmers and other investors. Reform practices is required to align timber harvesting levels to sustainable timber production in
Description: This article is published in Jastor
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13511
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