“Together we shall preserve and improve biodiversity”.
The Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP) extends best wishes to Forest and Farm Producers (FFPOs) on the occasion of World Environment Day which is celebrated globally with the theme ‘’Biodiversity”. This year’s celebration in the midst of the corona virus is critical and call for a deeper refection on human activities and its consequential effect the eco-system and the overall wellbeing of human kind.
For GhaFFaP members, the outbreak of the corona-virus is opportunity to critically re-examine activities and the long round impact on the forest and farm resources and human wellbeing as a whole. Scientific studies in recent times reveal a growing linkage of zoonotic related diseases such as COVID-19 and environmental degradation such as deforestation, destruction of natural habitats and biodiversity loss. It is thus our firm belief that there is the need for meaningful and progressive transformation of the status quo in respect of the environment towards saving lives and livelihoods for present and future generations.
GhaFFaP as part of our strategic initiatives is promoting the building of a healthy environment that contributes to preservation of Biodiversity through the GhaFFaP Green Ghana Initiative (3G).
The 3G Initiative is expected to ensure the conservation of the environment for future generations while creating an enabling environment for GhaFFaP small scale forest and farm producers’ investment through increased tree planting, sustainable and diversified livelihoods and sustainable land restoration. GhaFFaP building synergies with Government of Ghana and private sector actors under the 3G initiative to restore forest landscapes through conservation farming and tree planting in the forest, transition and savannah ecological zones of Ghana.
As we celebrate World Environment Day, GhaFFaP wishes to once again highlight the important contribution of Forest and Farm Producers as agents for the preservation of biodiversity and further call for collective action and partnerships among stakeholders,
GhaFFaP calls on all forest and farm producers and stakeholders in Ghana and globally to keep observing the WHO protocols on the corona virus even as we celebrate World Environment Day.
Signed on behalf of the Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP