Deforestation in Ghana: <ul><li>Effects on development  </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural growth </li></ul>
Land use Percentage Arable land 5 Permanent crop 7 Meadows and pastures 15 Forest and woodland 37 Others 36
 
Year Hectares 1990 7,447,854 2000 6,093,906 2005 5,516,932
 
<ul><li>Timber logging (Cutting of the rainforest) </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong agricultural practices in forest areas </li></u...
<ul><li>Soil erosion and soil nutrient depletion </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change with extreme weather conditions </li></u...
<ul><li>Increasing inability of the forest to meet the demands for wood and wood products </li></ul><ul><li>Food insecurit...
<ul><li>Control of removal of forest resources </li></ul><ul><li>Land use classification </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of ...
<ul><li>efforts to combat deforestation </li></ul>
Percentage Growth of Agriculture in Ghana  (2002-2005)
<ul><li>Crops and livestock </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 5.2 2003 5.3 2004 5.3 2005 6
<ul><li>Cocoa </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 -0.5 2003 16.4 2004 29.9 2005 13.2
<ul><li>Forestry and logging </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 5 2003 6.1 2004 5.8 2005 5.6
<ul><li>Fishing </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 2.8 2003 3 2004 3.5 2005 3.6
 
<ul><li>Ghana Statistical Service  </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning </li></ul>
<ul><li>http://ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/economy/budget.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.articlesbase.com/national-state-...
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  1. 1. Deforestation in Ghana: <ul><li>Effects on development </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural growth </li></ul>
  2. 2. Land use Percentage Arable land 5 Permanent crop 7 Meadows and pastures 15 Forest and woodland 37 Others 36
  3. 4. Year Hectares 1990 7,447,854 2000 6,093,906 2005 5,516,932
  4. 6. <ul><li>Timber logging (Cutting of the rainforest) </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong agricultural practices in forest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal Chain Saw Operation </li></ul><ul><li>Urban and industrial expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Road and railway constructions </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation for fuel wood and non timber forest products </li></ul><ul><li>Annual bushfires </li></ul><ul><li>Surface and deep mining of minerals </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Soil erosion and soil nutrient depletion </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change with extreme weather conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding and land slides </li></ul><ul><li>Drying up of streams and rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of wild life habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Forest areas changing into savanna </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Increasing inability of the forest to meet the demands for wood and wood products </li></ul><ul><li>Food insecurity </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Control of removal of forest resources </li></ul><ul><li>Land use classification </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of land earmarked for forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Reforestation of marginal lands unsuitable for agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Effective and sustainable management of lands </li></ul><ul><li>Finding and developing substitutes for tangible forest produce </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous pursuit of forest reserves and reforestation programs </li></ul><ul><li>Functional legislation and coordination of land activities by the authorities </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>efforts to combat deforestation </li></ul>
  9. 11. Percentage Growth of Agriculture in Ghana (2002-2005)
  10. 12. <ul><li>Crops and livestock </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 5.2 2003 5.3 2004 5.3 2005 6
  11. 13. <ul><li>Cocoa </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 -0.5 2003 16.4 2004 29.9 2005 13.2
  12. 14. <ul><li>Forestry and logging </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 5 2003 6.1 2004 5.8 2005 5.6
  13. 15. <ul><li>Fishing </li></ul>Year Percentage 2002 2.8 2003 3 2004 3.5 2005 3.6
  14. 17. <ul><li>Ghana Statistical Service </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>http://ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/economy/budget.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.articlesbase.com/national-state-local-articles/deforestation-in-ghana-new-challenges-and-new-strategies-1954711.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.american.edu/TED/ghana.htm </li></ul>
  16. 19. ELVIS AMOATENG

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