The potential of REDD in Ghana : a study of the pilot area, Aowin Suaman district in the western region, Ghana
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This study is aimed at describing peoples’ livelihoods, access to and use of land to determine whether REDD could be successful in Ghana as part of the globally emerging agenda of tackling climate change. To accomplish this, a case study was conducted in six villages (Adonikrom, Boinso, Jensue, New Yakasi, Sewum and Asantekrom) in a high forest zone, Aowin Suaman District, Ghana. Considering the aim of the study, the following research questions were addressed: What are the main organizations and institutions involved in management of land and forest resources and how do they deal with land issues? How important are forests for peoples’ livelihoods and how does that vary across social economic groups? What are the perceptions and attitudes of the local population towards forest management? Last but not the least, what could be the expected effects of introducing REDD in the study area?