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This project in Ghana aims to reforest 4,078.5 hectares of degraded forest land in the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve (AHFR)

Reforestation project

Restoring and conserving degraded natural forest in Ghana

Between 1990 and 2010, Ghana lost a total of around 33.7% of its forest cover due to over-logging, illegal farming and annual wildfires, activities still threatening the reserve.

Through its activity, the project aims to conserve productive forest in the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve (AHFR).

The project activities will allow to meet the growing demand for high-quality wood products while generating GHG emission reductions that can be measured, monitored and verified

The project is developed in the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve (AHFR), situated nearby to the localities Abrantiyamawbaw and Kwapeni.

It has total project area of 4,078.5 hectares set over two distinct areas.

Reforestation project

2,067.80 hectares already planted

This has been carried out primarily with teak plantations, also including a proportion of native species. This is to increment and reinforce existing areas of biodiversity interest and restore and maintain natural forests in the riparian buffer zones.

Employment in sustainably managed forest plantations

The project provides quality rural employment for the nearby communities, since more than 1000 people are hired every year.

Through training project activities, community members will acquire improved skills and knowledge to carry out proper and sustainable forest management practices.

The project

About the project

The CCMP (Climate Change Mitigation Project) Reforestation of Degraded Forest Reserve Land in Ghana is registered under the CERCARBONO standard (#66).

The project complies with all the requirements established under the methodology AR-ACM0003 version 2.0. AENOR is the third party involved in the validation and verification of the project.

tCO2e of estimated emission reduction over a period of 40 years

What is the project's contribution?

Aiming to contribute to climate change mitigation, the reforestation and revegetation project develops a variety of activities ranging from:

CO2 sequestration in tree plantations with exotic and indigenous tree species

Natural forest restoration in riparian buffer zones

Growing and harvesting of high-quality timber from sustainably managed forest areas

The project, the community and the area

Reforestation of Degraded Forest Reserve Land in Ghana has many positive impacts in both the community and the area, not only from the economic level but also the social one.

The overall project goals are to:

  • Meet Ghana’s growing demand for wood products in a sustainable and environmentally ethic manner

  • Create income generation for local communities depending on forest activities

  • Provide ecological forest restoration

  • Offer technical training and knowledge to sustainably manage degraded landscapes

  • Provide quality rural employmentfor the local community

About the standard

This project is developed under the CERCARBONO standard, using its Protocol for Voluntary Carbon Certification.

Cercarbono is a standard with a voluntary carbon certification programme that facilitates and guarantees the registration of Climate Change Mitigation Programmes or Projects (CCMPs), the certification of emissions, and the registration of the carbon credits generated by these initiatives.

About Mere Plantations

Mere Plantations is the project proponent. This company has a 50-year commitment with the Ghana Forestry Comission (“GFC”) and the local community to reforest 10,077.97 acres of degraded former forest land.

The company was established in January 2007 to reforest the sites under a monoculture plantation of Teak (Tectona Grandis).They actively work in the cultivation of plantation teak in an ecologically responsible and economically rewarding manner.

How does this project contribute to the SDG’s?

The Reforestation of Degraded Forest Reserve Land project has a special and unique impact on all 17 SDGs because Mere Plantations, the project proponent, continually assesses how its actions impact the environment, the community, and the plantation through its reforestation business model.

This project uses CERCARBONO as its standard because it is the only standard with an SDG verification process. The activities implemented as part of project will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in the beneficiary communities, as stated by CERCARBONO’s tool, with a special focus on:

Implementing benefit-sharing agreements to invest in the community, focusing on rural employment, healthcare, education, and financial support

Encouraging healthy crop cultivation, market access, charitable support, and respecting forest knowledge for sustainable food and environmental benefits

Promoting health through forests, including employment, healthcare, clean water, and cultural preservation, while recognizing the well-being benefits of trees

sdg 4 quality education

Providing education on environmental issues, machinery training, waste disposal, job skills, and preserving tradition and culture through storytelling and songs

Promoting gender equality with equal pay, childcare support, and training women for specialized roles to enhance gender balance and empowerment

Ensuring clean water, sanitation, flood management, and preserving medicinal trees while sharing indigenous knowledge to combat rural water-borne illnesses

sdg 7 affordable and clean energy

Investing in standby generators, LED lighting, and fuel-efficient vehicles to enhance power supply and sustainability

Timber revenue shared with the community through the District Assembly, promoting employment and combating illegal logging

Enhancing eco-friendly infrastructure with roads and bridges, providing sanitation, electricity, and technology access for employees

Promoting wood as a sustainable alternative to concrete and steel with 4 million trees planted, supported by T Mere's land management

sdg 17 partnerships for the goals

Promoting sustainable forestry practices and advocating for economic growth through collaboration with international standards and stakeholders

sdg 10 reduced inequalities

Promoting equal opportunities and inclusion, boosting community income, and encouraging employee civic engagement in elections and census

sdg 14 life below water

Sustaining water tables, reducing ocean acidification through CO2 absorption, and aligning reforestation with ocean protection and carbon reduction

sdg 11 sustainable cities and communities

Generating jobs for forest communities, curbing urban migration, and promoting sustainable land management and responsible resource use

Establishment of sustainable forest practices, restoring soil health, and enhancing biodiversity by avoiding illegal loggers

sdg 12 responsible consumption and production

Addressing food waste, deforestation, supporting local entrepreneurship and "Help the Needy" initiatives for responsible consumption 

sdg 16 peace, justice and strong institutions

Promoting forest governance, regulatory compliance, transitioning communities to sustainability, and fire prevention

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    Mere Plantations Limited (MPL) is the proponent and developer of the Reforestation of Degraded Forest Reserve Land in Ghana project. ALLCOT holds the consultancy focus of this carbon project and has marketing rights to it.

    The project has been validated, registered and verified under CERCARBONO. The project complies with all the protocols required by the standard, as well as the third party involved in this process, AENOR.

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