First National Forestry Conference Presentations

Plenary Presentations

  1. 100 years of forestry in Ghana
  2. 50 years of forestry research in Ghana
  3. The contribution of forests to Ghana's economic development
  4. Forestry, education, training and capacity building
  5. The role of traditional institutions in the management of natural resources

Technical Sessions Presentations

Forests, Water and Climate Change

  1. Climate change and rural communities in Ghana: social vulnerability, impacts, adaptations and policy implications
  2. Vulnerability of Ghana's forests to degradation and future climate change impacts
  3. Reducing deforestation in Ghana  using a climate smart cocoa production strategy: the case for a cocoa forest REDD+ programme
  4. Progress on REDD+ readiness in Ghana
  5. Land use, carbon stocks and soil nutrient dynamics associated with oil palm cultivation in the high forest zone of Ghana
  6. Above and below ground site specific allometric equations for various ecological zones in Ghana
  7. Very close and yet so far away: how tree tenure disperses the hope for on-farm carbon stock enhancement in the forest zone of Ghana 
  8. Enhancement of carbon stocks in degraded forests: experiences with enrichment planting in Ghana
  9. Comparisons of aboveground carbon stocks between two ecological zones in Ghana over 4 year period
  10. A literature review of indigenous knowledge on climate change adaptation by local communities in Ghana
  11. Declining traditional cultures and potential new considerations for the sustainable management of Lake Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
  12. Forestry and fisheries: discovering missing links for ecosystem management"
  13. Mangrove carbon stocks and soil nutrient dynamics in the greater Amanzule wetlands: opportunities for climate change mitigation in the forestry sector of Ghana
  14. Impact of climate change and anthropogenic activities on river bodies of Ghana
  15. Benefit sharing at the farm level of forest reserves: a case study in three REDD+ pilot sites in Ghana.
  16. Coarse woody debris stock in Moist Semi-deciduous forest of Ghana

Forests, Food Security and Livelihoods

  1. Developing the linkage between forest products and community livelihoods
  2. “Sustainable forest management and rural livelihoods in Ghana”
  3. Climate change mitigation through modified taungya system and   livelihoods – the   case of the CFMP
  4. Agroforestry: a means of livelihood and food security for former illegal operators
  5. Understanding tree systems on croplands, based on farmer managed natural regeneration
  6. Concerns and benefits of park-adjacent communities in Northern Ghana
  7. Improving the efficiency of beekeeping in top bar hives through application of simple technologies (devices)
  8. Fuelwood industry and sustainable management of forests in the Afram Plains District.
  9. Sustainable intensification in cocoa agroforests
  10. Non -timber forest product yield and income from  Thaumatococcus daniellii under a mixed tree   plantation system in Ghana plantation
  11. Pachyderms, plantains and poverty. The case study of Bia conservation area
  12. Decline of economic tree species in savanna parklands: how Vitellaria Paradoxa and Parkia Biglobosa are affected by land cultivation and farm type
  13. Forest fruit residue as potential source of antioxidants

Forest Policy, Governance and Education

  1. Policy discourses towards democratic and participatory governance in Ghana's forestry sector- the missing links
  2. From co-management to landscape governance: whither Ghana’s modified taungya system?
  3. Civil society organisations effectively taking the challenging role of capacity building under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement
  4. Stakeholder engagement under the VPA: how effective has it been?
  5. Development assistance in the forestry sector of Ghana: impacts over last two decades and implications for the future
  6. Contribution of legal timber audit to forest governance in Ghana
  7. The chase for legal timber: developments in the commercial trade of timber and wood products in Ghana-laws, institutions and practices
  8. Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD): a multi-purpose tool for enhancing forest governance
  9. Turning enemies into forest business partners: the role of innovations and dialogue   
  10. Situational analysis of Pterocarpus erinaceus: evidence of unsustainable exploitation in Ghana
  11. Timber conflict in production forest regime of Ghana and implication on law enforcement
  12. Securing legal lumber for the domestic market –the potential of the artisanal milling concept (A case study of three pilot sites)

Natural Forest, Wildlife and Plantation Management

  1. Perspectives on biosecurity in Ghana’s forests
  2. Use of multipurpose trees for reclamation of degraded mined-outferric acrisol in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana
  3. Sustainable timber production in natural forests of Ghana
  4. Wildfire incidence in forest reserves: implications for sustainable forest management in Ghana
  5. Depth and period of burying influences on the rate of sprouting of Terminalia ivorensis (emire) stem cuttings.
  6. Pests and diseases of Cedrela odorata plantations in Ghana
  7. GIS based wildlife habitat suitability modeling within the Jelinkon community resource management area around Mole National Park.
  8. Elephant occupancy versus ecological variables and human activities in the Goaso-Bia forest enclave
  9. Forest recovery from selective logging in a semi-deciduous forest in Ghana: analysis of soil respiration
  10. The autoregressive integrated moving average as a tool for trend analysis of timber harvesting in Ghana
  11. Recovery of floristic composition and structure of a Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest in Ghana following selective logging
  12. Changes in environmental variables on site index of teak (Tectona grandis) in West Africa
  13. Methodological insights of measuring perceived conservation and development outcomes of Community Resource Management Areas in Ghana.
  14. Promoting Indigenous species and biodiversity in plantations: Khaya grandifoliola (Welw) CDC a suitable candidate species for restoring degraded forestlands in mixed plantation
  15. Functional Forestry Extension: the missing link in the promotion of plantation development
  16. Enhancing seed germination of Allanblackia parviflora

Forest Products Utilization and Trade

  1. Financial analysis of charcoal production from plantations: A case study of a cassia woodlot in the Volta Region, Ghana
  2. Understanding the business dynamics of African rosewood trade In Ghana: implications for sustainable management.
  3. Modeling the prices of bags of charcoal: a look at two scenarios, a producing area and a consuming area.
  4. Transaction and investment costs in the establishment and running of artisanal mills in Ghana
  5. Comparing logging operations of TUC holders and illegal chainsaw millers in Krokosua: a case of “the devil you know and the devil you do not know’’ being the same?
  6. Water absorption properties of some tropical timber species
  7. Evaluation of natural durability of Ficus sur and Cola gigantea from two ecological zones of Ghana
  8. Sawmilling characteristics of Tectona grandis L.f. logs from six different localities in Ghana
  9. Towards enhanced utilization of logging residues in Ghana: assessment of some properties of the branchwood of Khaya ivorensis
  10. Utilization of logging and wood processing residues by timber firms in the Kumasi metropolis
  11. Research and development of bamboo resources of Ghana: the past, present and the future"
  12. Bamboo biomass energy –a partnership between Ghana, Ethiopia, China and INBAR
  13. Morphological and physical properties of five exotic bamboo species grown in Ghana'
  14. Turning an invasive wood species into lumber using wood-mizer in Ghana
  15. Testing importance of value addition to Ghana’s timber export to Germany with implications for forest conservation
  16. Challenges to timber business operations in Ghana
  17. Online timber marketing in Africa
  18. Estimating the volume of overland export of lumber from Ghana
  19. Integrating forest biomass into hydroponics
  20. Exploring lesser used timber species in Ghana for greener construction: a case of Cola gigantea and Ficus sur
  21. Ergonomics issues in furniture design: a case of an institution office chair design 
  22. The effect of the unavailability of raw materials on skilled labour for the furniture industry