Community-based Forest Management Project and Effect on Women’s Livelihood. (Case Study of Rudeya Forest Management Project in the Asunafo District of Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana)

Community-based Forest Management Project and Effect on Women’s Livelihood. (Case Study of Rudeya Forest Management Project in the Asunafo District of Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The disparity between estimates of forest loss is less striking, but still significant, at the global level. Elaine Matthiaws, a NASA scientist, attempted to estimate the world's initial forest cover based on climatically suited places and compared it to the condition in 1970. She came to the conclusion that the original cover had lost 15% of its value (Cleaver et al, 1992). According to Cleaver, the total area of tropical forest lost each year ranges from 133,000 to 245,000 square kilometers. According to surveys, the rate of deforestation in emerging countries has been increasing. In West Africa, for...
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