Conservation of Forests and its Biodiversity in East Mamprusi
Conservation of Forests and its Biodiversity in East Mamprusi
The East Mamprusi District borders the White Volta River and Morago River to the north. Both rivers are bordered by Government gazetted forest reserves and have been identified by GEF/SGP as an international corridor for the movement of biodiversity, particularly the African Elephants, Loxodonta africana, between Burkina Faso, Ghana and northern Togo. Because of degradation of these protected areas by fringe communities, the forests yield less food and elephants now come out of the forests more than before to raid farmers’ crops leading to human-elephant conflicts. The NGO worked with 10 fringe communities, particularly the traditional authorities to reduce bushfires, adopt ecologically sustainable agricultural practices and assist women to embark on sustainable livelihood activities. More than 60% of households have adopted the use of Fuel Efficient Woodsaving Stoves. All households involved in the project have increased their crop yield by the use of crop residue and adopting crop rotation with legumes. The incidence of striga, a plant parasite prevalent in soils of low nutrient, has decreased in the fields of participants. With the good results so far achieved, there is the need to work more with the ten communities and also expand to other fringe communities to improve project impact.
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Project Snapshot

Presbyterian Agricultural Station, Langbensi
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 29,249.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Notable Community Participation
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SGP Country office contact

Dr. George Buabin Ortsin
Ms. Lois Sarpong
+233 505740909


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