Conservation Alliance, (CA) is a not-for-profit non-governmental environmental organization. CA brings together the people and skills needed to build Africa’s capacity to conserve
Our main focus is to bring together the people, organizations and resources necessary to ensure conservation of our remaining natural resources while improving the well being of
Conservation Alliance’s cocoa program aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation into the cocoa production landscape in the forest zones of West Africa.
Conservation for Human Development
Conservation Alliance (CA) which was formerly Conservation International (CI) was first established in 1997. It was reconstituted as Conservation Alliance in 2008 and now works with more than One Million (1,000,000) people living in over 200 communities in the Upper East, Upper West, Northern, Ashanti, Central, Western and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana. Conservation Alliance (CA), is a not-for-profit non-governmental environmental organization.
CA brings together the people and skills needed to build Africa’s capacity to conserve biodiversity through sound science, local initiatives and good governance. CA aims at assisting fringe communities in Africa in creating economic opportunities that result in improved wildlife and habitat management, and wealthier healthier communities.
CA Ghana works with government, community groups, partners and others to ensure that best practices are followed in the use of natural resources. We do not impose solutions but work with communities to strengthen their own efforts, making the most of their knowledge and experience, to improve their access to services.
Across West Africa, forest cover has been reduced to less than 30% of its potential extent due to logging, agricultural expansion, mining and other human activities. The highly fragmented forest patches that remain continue to be de-graded or completely lost at an alarming rate….. Read more
As part of CA’s strategy to support the Conservation of biodiversity through critical functions including biological research, policy review, advocacy, environmental education and training of resource managers, the Northern Program has been established with its office at Tamale, Kunevilla Residential Area, Block G, House No. 11. Read more
Rocks As long as forests are left undisturbed or are harvested sustainably in an ecologically sound manner, the option for future land uses are left open. As long as forests are left undisturbed or are harvestedsustainably in an ecologically sound manner, the option forfuture land uses are left open. Once forests are damaged and cleared their ecological diversity declines, species are lost and irreversible ecological and environmental changes occur
Conservation Alliance International (CA) has called on the government to promote biodiversity offset initiative as a system to reduce degradation of our forests, water and other natural resources. CA said the current area of intact forest which is estimated between 15,800 sq. km and 17,200 sq. km representing between 10.9 and 11.8% of the original cover indicates that Ghana has lost substantial portion of its rich biological resources to uncontrolled and uncoordinated development activities….. Read more
Agricultural Challenges In Northern Ghana
Agriculture is a major economic activity in Ghana. The Northern regions of the country (together with the Afram and Accra Plains) have been described as the Bread Basket Region (BBR) of Ghana. This is primarily due to the huge agricultural potential of these areas. Unfortunately, many parts of the northern regions face severe weather conditions including periodic flooding and drought. Flooding is particularly severe from August to October, with the peak in September…… Read more.
This report is based on a study commissioned by the Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP), which is hosted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ghana. The aim of the study is to develop a strategy for forest corridor connectivity in two protected areas (Krokosue Hills Forest Reserve – KHFR and Bia Conservation Area – BCA) of the Western region of Ghana under the European Union funded Cocoa Sector Support Program Phase 2 (EU-CSSP II). The EU-CSSP II pro-gram broadly aims to improve the sustainability of cocoa production and livelihood of smallholder cocoa farmers by contributing to the growth in cocoa farming income in an environmentally and socially responsible manner……. Read more
Over 60 percent of cocoa farmers in West Africa are above 60 years. This situation has dire consequence for the cocoa industry particularly when there is little or no incentive for the youth to take cocoa production as a career.....
Cocoa Watch is a platform for organizations working on cocoa to contribute positively to the development and the sustainability of the cocoa industry and welfare of the small holder producers in Africa
Conservation Women Association is made up of women involved in small enterprises such as traders, fishmongers, food crop sellers, bakers, farmers, dressmakers etc.
In 2005, a number of farmers from 11 communities ( fringing the Kakum National Park after undergoing a cocoa agro forestry training program organized by Conservation Alliance decided to come together as a group.
CA has collaborated with several renowned Universities around the world in conducting Researches, Rapid Biological Assessments, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Engagements with farmers among others.
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